Clotilde

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Author: Alphonse Karr
Published: 1891
Language: French
Wordcount: 77,787 / 259 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 579
Added to site: 2011.10.28
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a novel by French author Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

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re baptiser ses enfants et de leur faire faire leur première communion, parce qu'il faut «faire comme tout le monde.» Il se soumettait scrupuleusement à toute mesure émanée de la mairie; et son fils, ayant voulu prendre à la lettre les principes professés par son père, s'en trouva plus d'une fois fort mal. La première fois, pour avoir, à l'âge de douze ans, fait dans l'église des petites galiotes de papier, et les avoir fait flotter sur l'eau du bénitier, il fut puni du fouet et du pain sec pendant huit jours. Une autre fois, il avait dix-sept ans, il s'avisa de suivre au grenier une grosse servante de la maison, et de vouloir l'embrasser: la servante cria, le père survint, souffleta son fils, et lui demanda s'il prenait sa maison pour un mauvais lieu.

Il se piquait principalement de n'avoir jamais changé d'opinion, c'est-à-dire d'avoir toujours été de l'av

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