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Avarice-Anger

two of the seven cardinal sins

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Author: Eugène Süe (Joseph Marie Eugène Sue)
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,868 / 289 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.4
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 545
Added to site: 2010.11.13
mnybks.net#: 29571
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eat deal of pain."

"Poor woman!" murmured the scrivener, absently.

"As for the lung trouble she has," continued Mariette, "many women who follow that trade contract the disease, the doctors say, from breathing the unwholesome dust from the old mattresses they make over. My godmother is bent almost double, and nearly every night she has such terrible fits of coughing that I have to hold her for hours, sometimes."

"And your godmother has nothing but your earnings to depend on?"

"She cannot work now, monsieur, of course."

"Such devotion on your part is very generous, I must say."

"I am only doing my duty, monsieur. My godmother took care of me after my parents died, and paid for a three years' apprenticeship for me. But for her, I should not be in a position to earn my living, so it is only right that she should profit now by the assistance she gave me years ago."

"But you must have to work very hard to support her and yourself?"

"Yes; I have to work from f

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