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The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5

Une Vie and Other Stories

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 110,042 / 311 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.2
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,509
Added to site: 2007.06.02
mnybks.net#: 17164
Origin: gutenberg.org

Introduction -- A Woman's Life (Une Vie) -- Hautot Senior and Hautot Junior -- Little Rouise Roqué -- Mother and Daughter -- A Passion -- No Quarter -- The Impolite Sex -- Woman's Wiles

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the cook, brought a bundle of rugs, which were thrown over their knees, and two baskets, which were pushed under their legs; then she climbed up beside old Simon and enveloped herself in a great rug, which covered her entirely. The concierge and his wife came to shut the gate and wish them good-bye, and after some parting instructions about the baggage, which was to follow in a cart, the carriage started.

Old Simon, the coachman, with his head held down and his back bent under the rain, could hardly be seen in his three-caped coat; and the moaning wind rattled against the windows and swept the rain along the road.

The horses trotted briskly down to the quay, passed the row of big ships, whose masts and yards and ropes stood out against the gray sky like bare trees, and entered the long Boulevard du Mont Riboudet. Soon they reached the country, and from time to time the outline of a weeping-willow, with its branches hanging in a corpse-like inertness, could be vaguely seen through the watery mist

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