Marchand de Poison

Les Batailles de la Vie

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Author: Georges Ohnet
Published: 1903
Language: French
Wordcount: 51,533 / 177 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 619
Added to site: 2006.03.30
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la maison avait sur les bras. La tactique de Mareuil réussit tellement bien qu'en six mois il toucha quinze cents francs de commission, et que Vernier entama la fabrication de sa liqueur en grand. Il installa un dépôt décent rue Montmartre. Et, comme il fallait une personne de confiance pour tenir les comptes, ce fut Mlle Félicité Mareuil qui, de la lingerie, passa aux écritures. Vernier l'apprécia. Elle était blonde, douce et timide. Il lui fit la cour, et, au moment où il vendait son café de l'avenue de Tourville pour s'établir distillateur à Aubervilliers, il épousa la soeur de Mareuil, devenu son associé.

L'union de ces trois êtres était exemplaire. Ils ne vivaient que pour le travail. Vernier distillait, transvasait, soutirait, emballait. Mareuil courait la France et l'Étranger pour placer le Prunelet. Et Félicité tenait la caisse, qui s'emplissait à mes

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