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Le Rouge et le noir

Chronique du XIXe siècle

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Author: Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle)
Published: 1830
Language: French
Wordcount: 185,384 / 605 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 5,635
mnybks.net#: 6606
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ur le village.

FLEURY

Il faut savoir que le curé de Verrières vieillard de quatre-vingts ans, mais qui devait à l'air vif de ces montagnes une santé et un caractère de fer, avait le droit de visiter à toute heure la prison, l'hôpital et même le dépôt de mendicité. C'était précisément à six heures du matin que M. Appert qui de Paris était recommandé au curé, avait eu la sagesse d'arriver dans une petite ville curieuse. Aussitôt il était allé au presbytère.

En lisant la lettre que lui écrivait M. le marquis de La Mole, pair de France, et le plus riche propriétaire de la province, le curé Chélan resta pensif.

Je suis vieux et aimé ici, se dit-il enfin à mi-voix ils n'oseraient! Se tournant tout de suite vers le monsieur de Paris, avec des yeux où, malgré le grand âge, brillait

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