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A Cardinal Sin

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Author: Eugène Süe (Joseph Marie Eugène Sue)
Published: 1892
Language: English
Wordcount: 44,170 / 137 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.2
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 681
Added to site: 2006.07.16
mnybks.net#: 14205
Origin: gutenberg.org

Translated by Alexina Loranger.

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ntered. Crossing an obscure passage, the girl ascended a rickety stairway, only dimly lighted from a small court-yard that resembled nothing more than a narrow well, and stopped at the door of the portiere.

"Madame Justin," she said to the woman, who stood on the threshold, "have you been up to see if my godmother wanted anything?"

"I carried up her milk, Mademoiselle Mariette," replied the woman, "but she was in such a temper that she received me like a dog."

"We must take pity on her, Madame Justin; she suffers so much."

"Of course you always excuse her and suffer everything in silence, Mademoiselle Mariette. It shows your kind heart, but it does not alter the fact that your godmother is as wicked as a red mule. Poor child! you are doing your purgatory on earth; and if there is no Heaven, you will be well cheated."

"Good-bye, Madame Justin, I must go up now."

"Wait a moment, I have a letter for you."

"A letter!" cried Mariette, her cheeks flushing an

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