La fille du capitaine

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Published: 1891
Language: French
Wordcount: 41,911 / 148 pg
LoC Category: PG
Downloads: 482
Added to site: 2009.12.10
mnybks.net#: 25988
Origin: gutenberg.org
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pporter du punch; puis il me conseilla d'en goûter, répétant toujours qu'il fallait m'habituer au service. «Car, ajouta-t-il, quel service est-ce qu'un service sans punch?» Je suivis son conseil. Nous continuâmes à jouer, et plus je goûtais de mon verre, plus je devenais hardi. Je faisais voler les billes par-dessus les bandes, je me fâchais, je disais des impertinences au marqueur qui comptait les points, Dieu sait comment; j'élevais l'enjeu, enfin je me conduisais comme un petit garçon qui vient de prendre la clef des champs. De cette façon, le temps passa très vite. Enfin Zourine jeta un regard sur l'horloge, posa sa queue et me déclara que j'avais perdu cent roubles[10]. Cela me rendit fort confus; mon argent se trouvait dans les mains de Savéliitch. Je commençais à marmotter des excuses quand Zourine me dit «Mais, mon Dieu, ne t'inquiète pas; je puis attendre».

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