La Grande Marnière

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Author: Georges Ohnet
Published: 1907
Language: French
Wordcount: 116,114 / 395 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 539
Added to site: 2007.04.01
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;-bas, ce tertre surmonté de charpentes, c'est la Grande Marnière...

L'amazone ne répondit pas. Elle regardait au loin, dans la direction de cette excroissance de terre que son compagnon venait de désigner, et ses traits s'étaient assombris. Elle semblait scruter, avec inquiétude, cette butte blanche qui tachait la colline, comme si ses flancs crayeux eussent contenu quelque mystérieux danger. Que recélait-elle qui pût ainsi alarmer la jeune fille? Elle s'étageait silencieuse, inerte, vide de travailleurs, et les hautes poutres qui la couronnaient se dressaient comme les bois d'un échafaud. L'amazone poussa un soupir et, répondant plutôt à sa préoccupation intime qu'à la demande de l'étranger, elle répéta d'une voix étouffée:

--C'est la Grande Marnière... Puis, agitant la tête, pour dissiper son trouble, elle ajouta: Voici votre chemin, Mon

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