''Fin Tireur''

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Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,862 / 18 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 5,132
Added to site: 2007.11.09
mnybks.net#: 18961
Genre: Short Story
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ovember day. The cold became intense, and very soon I began to long for the next halting-place.

"Where do we stop to-night?" I shouted to the French driver, who, with his yellow toque pulled down over his ears, was chirping encouragement to his horses.

"Sidi-Hamdane," he answered, without turning his head. "At the inn of 'Fin Tireur.'"

Three hours later we drew up before a low building, from which a light shone kindly, and I scrambled down stiffly, and lurched into the longed-for shelter.

There was a man in the doorway, a short, sturdy, middle-aged Frenchman, with strong features, a tuft of grey beard, heavy eyebrows, and dark, prominent eyes, with a hot, shining look in them.

"Bon soir, m'sieu," he said.

"Bon soir!," I answered.

This was my host, the innkeeper whom the driver had called "Fin Tireur."

I found out afterwards that he was not only landlord of the desolate inn, but cook, garçon; in fact, the whole personnel. He lived there absolutely alone, a

Reviews

Average Rating of 3.7 from 3 reviews: ****
2014.09.24
Lisa Carr
****.

A well-written story of an Englishman caught in a sandstorm while traveling across the Sahara who stays at an inn run by a gruff old Frenchman. The innkeeper passes the time by explaining the nickname the Arabs (whom he hates) have given him.
The Englishman is kind of a dolt and the Frenchman is a tortured soul.

2010.10.25
Andrew Ives
***..

Interesting and well-written, but I'm not sure what it was all about. It seems like a crucial page is missing somewhere near the end.

2007.12.08
Carl Heerwagen
****.

I find thes story sad and very well written


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