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Short Stories, vol 5

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Language: English
Wordcount: 39,800 / 117 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.3
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,390 4772

Monsieur Parent -- Queen Hortense -- Timbuctoo -- Tombstones -- Mademoiselle Pearl -- The thief -- Clair de Lune -- Waiter, a "Bock" -- After -- Forgiveness -- In the spring -- A queer night in Paris.

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shrugged her shoulders:

"When have you ever known madame to come home at half-past six, monsieur?"

"Very well; all the better; it will give me time to change my things, for I am very warm."

The servant looked at him with angry and contemptuous pity. "Oh, I can see that well enough," she grumbled. "You are covered with perspiration, monsieur. I suppose you walked quickly and carried the child, and only to have to wait until half-past seven, perhaps, for madame. I have made up my mind not to have dinner ready on time. I shall get it for eight o'clock, and if, you have to wait, I cannot help it; roast meat ought not to be burnt!"

Monsieur Parent pretended not to hear, but went into his own room, and as soon as he got in, locked the door, so as to be alone, quite alone. He was so used now to being abused and badly treated that he never thought himself safe except when he was locked in.

What could he do? To get rid of Julie seemed to him such a formidable thing to do that he har



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