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Maria Chapdelaine

A Tale of the Lake St. John Country

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Author: Louis Hémon
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,426 / 135 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 976 3448
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A delicately wrought tale--a simple, slender theme, but one treated with rare grace, having a background of the Canadian country that stands out like a painting. Translated by W.H. Blake.

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already in light-coloured summer garments, and sported an American coat with broad padded shoulders; though on this cold Sunday he had not ventured to discard his winter cap of black cloth with harelined ear-laps for the hard felt hat he would have preferred to wear. Beside him Egide Simard, and others who had come a long road by sleigh, fastened their long fur coats as they left the church, drawing them in at the waist with scarlet sashes. The young folk of the village, very smart in coats with otter collars, gave deferential greeting to old Nazaire Larouche; a tall man with gray hair and huge bony shoulders who had in no wise altered for the mass his everyday garb: short jacket of brown cloth lined with sheepskin, patched trousers, and thick woollen socks under moose-hide moccasins.

"Well, Mr. Larouche, do things go pretty well across the water?"

"Not badly, my lads, not so badly."

Everyone drew his pipe from his pocket, and the pig's bladder filled with tobacco leaves cut by hand, and,



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