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Short Stories, vol 10

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Language: English
Wordcount: 34,284 / 100 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.8
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,474 4777

The christening -- The farmer's wife -- The devil -- The snipe -- The will -- Walter Schnaff's adventure -- At sea -- Minuet -- The son -- That pig of a Morin -- Saint Anthony -- Lasting love -- Pierrot -- A Normandy joke -- Father Matthew.

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ward the paradise of the Druids.

"Everywhere is the sea, always ready on the slightest provocation to rise in its anger and shake its foamy mane at those bold enough to brave its wrath.

"And the men who travel on this terrible sea, which, with one motion of its green back, can overturn and swallow up their frail barks--they go out in the little boats, day and night, hardy, weary and drunk. They are often drunk. They have a saying which says: 'When the bottle is full you see the reef, but when it is empty you see it no more.'

"Go into one of their huts; you will never find the father there. If you ask the woman what has become of her husband, she will stretch her arms out over the dark ocean which rumbles and roars along the coast. He remained, there one night, when he had had too much to drink; so did her oldest son. She has four more big, strong, fair-haired boys. Soon it will be their time.

"As I said, I was living in a little house near Pont-l'Abbe. I was there alone with my ser



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