Short Stories, vol 9

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Language: English
Wordcount: 48,414 / 144 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.2
LoC Category: PQ
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Toine -- Madame Husson's rosier -- The adopted son -- A coward -- Old Mongilet -- Moonlight -- The first snowfall -- Sundays of a bourgeois -- A recollection -- Our letters -- The love of long ago -- Friend Joseph -- The effeminates -- Old amable.

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ng better for your body."

He called everyone his son-in-law, though he had no daughter, either married or to be married.

Well known indeed was Toine Burnt-Brandy, the stoutest man in all Normandy. His little house seemed ridiculously small, far too small and too low to hold him; and when people saw him standing at his door, as he did all day long, they asked one another how he could possibly get through the door. But he went in whenever a customer appeared, for it was only right that Toine should be invited to take his thimbleful of whatever was drunk in his wine shop.

His inn bore the sign: "The Friends' Meeting-Place"--and old Toine was, indeed, the friend of all. His customers came from Fecamp and Montvilliers, just for the fun of seeing him and hearing him talk; for fat Toine would have made a tombstone laugh. He had a way of chaffing people without offending them, or of winking to express what he didn't say, of slapping his thighs when he was merry in such a way as to make you hold y

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