English Pharisees and French Crocodiles

and Other Anglo-French Typical Characters

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Author: Max O'Rell (Léon Paul Blouet)
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 36,056 / 108 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.9
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 990
Added to site: 2010.12.18
mnybks.net#: 29940
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays
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brings you a load of wood or a cask of cider, pay him in silver five-franc pieces--his coin of predilection. He will take gold without repugnance, but will look askance at a banknote. If you were to tender him a check, the odds are ten to one that he would immediately go for a policeman.

He does not seek to imitate the dweller in cities, either in his habits, speech, or dress. All he has on his back is not worth more than four or five francs, but his blouse is new when he buys it, and it belongs to him, as my black coat belongs to me. His food costs him about fourpence or fivepence a day at the outside, but it is wholesome and abundant. He keeps early hours and saves his candles, he lives a healthy life and saves doctors' bills. When he lies down to die, it is in his own bed, and his parish has not to pay for his funeral.

Every French village has its poor, but pauperism is unknown, for Jacques Bonhomme is charitable, and he always finds means to send a basin of soup to a neighbor whom he knows t

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