Colas Breugnon

Récit bourguignon

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Author: Romain Rolland
Published: 1919
Language: French
Wordcount: 74,631 / 240 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 995
Added to site: 2009.01.21
mnybks.net#: 23203
Origin: gutenberg.org

A curiously delightful book--spontaneous, overflowing with a good, wholesome love of living even though life itself be hard. A continuous vein of humor runs through it, though many of the incidents in the hero's life are pathetic.

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is, quoi! mal ou bien, j'y ai toujours été; il est trop tard pour changer. Il ne peut m'arriver pire que ce qui m'est arrivé. La maison, une fois de plus, dites-vous, sera détruite? c'est possible. Bonnes gens, je ne prétends édifier pour l'éternité. Mais d'où je suis incrusté, il ne sera pas facile, bon sang! de m'arracher. Je l'ai refaite deux fois, je la referai bien dix. Ce n'est pas que cela me divertisse. Mais cela m'ennuierait dix fois plus d'en changer. Je serais comme un corps sans peau. Vous m'en offrez une autre, plus belle, plus blanche, plus neuve? Elle goderait sur moi, ou je la ferais claquer. Nenni, j'aime la mienne...

Çà, récapitulons: femme, enfants et maison; ai-je bien fait le tour de mes propriétés?... Il me reste le meilleur, je le garde pour la bonne bouche, il me reste mon métier. Je suis de la confrérie de Sainte-Anne, menuisier. Je porte dans les convois et da

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