La Vénus d'Ille

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Published: 1837
Language: French
Wordcount: 12,074 / 47 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 938
Added to site: 2005.07.08
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Il se baissa, et probablement ramassa une pierre. Je le vis déployer le bras, lancer quelque chose, et aussitôt un coup sonore retentit sur le bronze. Au même instant l'apprenti porta la main à sa tête en poussant un cri de douleur.

«Elle me l'a rejetée!» s'écria-t-il.

Et mes deux polissons prirent la fuite à toutes jambes. Il était évident que la pierre avait rebondi sur le métal, et avait puni ce drôle de l'outrage qu'il faisait à la déesse.

Je fermai la fenêtre en riant de bon coeur.

«Encore un Vandale puni par Vénus! Puissent tous les destructeurs de nos vieux monuments avoir ainsi la tête cassée!» Sur ce souhait charitable, je m'endormis.

Il était grand jour quand je me réveillai. Auprès de mon lit étaient d'un côté, M. de Peyrehorade, en robe de chambre; de l'autre, un domestique envoyé par sa femme, une tasse de chocolat à la main.

«Allons, debout, Parisien! Voilà bien mes paresseux de la capitale! disait mon hôte pendant que je m'habillais à la hâte. Il est huit heures, et enc

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