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Short Stories, vol 6

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Language: English
Wordcount: 43,851 / 127 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.2
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,389 4773

That costly ride -- Useless beauty -- The father -- My uncle Sosthenes -- The baroness -- Mother and son -- The hand -- A tress of hair -- On the river -- The cripple -- A strol -- Alexandre -- The log -- Julie Romaine -- The Rondoli sisters.

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had created a social circle for himself.

Strangers to modern life, humble yet proud, these needy aristocrats lived in the upper stories of sleepy, old-world houses. From top to bottom of their dwellings the tenants were titled, but money seemed just as scarce on the ground floor as in the attics.

Their eternal prejudices, absorption in their rank, anxiety lest they should lose caste, filled the minds and thoughts of these families once so brilliant, now ruined by the idleness of the men of the family. Hector de Gribelin met in this circle a young girl as well born and as poor as himself and married her.

They had two children in four years.

For four years more the husband and wife, harassed by poverty, knew no other distraction than the Sunday walk in the Champs-Elysees and a few evenings at the theatre (amounting in all to one or two in the course of the winter) which they owed to free passes presented by some comrade or other.

But in the spring of the following year some ov



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