L'élixir de vie

Conte magique

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Author: Jules Lermina (William Cobb)
Published: 1890
Language: French
Wordcount: 15,561 / 61 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 963
Added to site: 2006.02.07
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ue, je l'interrogeai au sujet de l'enfant. De quelle maladie était-il atteint? Depuis combien de temps?

--Elle se meurt, monsieur! C'est une fille et qui, il y a six mois, était si fraîche, si forte, si belle!...

--Quel âge?

--Dix ans. Voilà, monsieur, je suis veuve... je vis seule avec ma fille. Nous ne fréquentons personne, à l'exception de M. Vincent...

--M. Vincent?

La pauvre femme crut-elle découvrir dans mon accent--et bien à tort certes--une intention soupçonneuse? Car elle ajouta vivement:

--Oh! un vieillard, monsieur, soixante... peut-être soixante-dix ans... mais si bon et qui aime tant ma Pauline!...

Nous avions atteint la maison. Nous montâmes au deuxième étage et nous entrâmes. Le logis était propre, bien tenu. Un ordre parfait y régnait. De la salle à manger, qui servait de pièce d'entrée, nous pénétr

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