Claire de Lune

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Published: 1884
Language: French
Wordcount: 28,021 / 100 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 3,654
Added to site: 2007.03.30
mnybks.net#: 16419
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ront de sa troupe, faisait hurler à son monde: «Vive la patrie!» Et ce cri, on l'avait remarqué, agitait le petit vicomte, qui voyait là sans doute une menace, un défi, en même temps qu'un souvenir odieux de la grande Révolution.

Le 5 septembre au matin, le docteur en uniforme, son revolver sur sa table, donnait une consultation à un couple de vieux campagnards, dont l'un, le mari, atteint de varices depuis sept ans, avait attendu que sa femme en eût aussi pour venir trouver le médecin, quand le facteur apporta le journal.

M. Massarel l'ouvrit, pâlit, se dressa brusquement, et, levant les deux bras au ciel dans un geste d'exaltation, il se mit à vociférer de toute sa voix, devant les deux ruraux affolés:

--Vive la République! vive la République! vive la République!

Puis il retomba sur son fauteuil, défaillant d'émotion.

Et comme le paysan rep

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