Les Corneilles

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Author: J.-H. Rosny
Published: 1887
Language: French
Wordcount: 49,539 / 177 pg
Downloads: 341
Added to site: 2008.11.21
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ent les distraits et les faibles, et, estimant qu'il ne demanderait pas grâce en cas de défaite, n'accorda guère de merci, marcha d'accord avec les dix commandements de la religion du plus Fort. Il fut de l'excellente race qui vit sans recueillement, ignore le sens intime, bâtit des monuments en pièces de cent sous et se croit positive.

Il avait quelques amis, qu'il n'aimait guère, ni eux lui. Très fier de ce qu'il dénommait son énergie, de son mouvement de loup chasseur, il méprisait la bête humaine créatrice, la Caste de Pensée et de Construction.

Pourtant, quand cet homme fort apprit le retour de Jeanne à Paris, il eut une semaine d'affaissement. Il s'enferma chez lui, âpre. Le crâne entre ses poings, il rêvait misérablement. Il songeait à l'ancienne terre promise de sa destinée, à son mariage, à la Jeanne dont il avait eu si grand faim, au formid

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