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When a Cobbler Ruled a King

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Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,596 / 148 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 464
Added to site: 2012.01.18
mnybks.net#: 31204
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was agile, and moreover well acquainted with Jean's system of manoeuvres!

"Ah, you rascal!" she shouted, catching him deftly by the collar. "You will run away for the whole day, and leave me to carry home the wash myself! You will entrap my little Yvonne and force her to accompany you, scaring her good mother almost beyond her wits lest the child come to harm! To bed you go this night with never a bite or a sup, and lucky you'll be if there's a whole bone in your lazy, idle body!"

With her great, muscular arms she shook Jean till his teeth clicked together, dropping him only when sheer exhaustion compelled her. Poor Yvonne stood by, trembling, wide-eyed and frightened. Citizeness Clouet having temporarily disposed of Jean, turned her attention to her daughter.

"And as for thee, naughty little mouse!--" Then her eyes fell for the first time on the flowers.

"But by all the saints, where did you get that magnificent bouquet, child? Never since I was a girl in Normand

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