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The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman

A Tale from the Feudal Times

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Author: Eugène Süe (Joseph Marie Eugène Sue)
Published: 1904
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,563 / 271 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.4
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 567
Added to site: 2010.12.01
mnybks.net#: 29774
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ter the Lame, vanquished by pain, said to his daughter in a broken voice: "Take the hoe, run to our field; rake up the earth at the foot of the large elm; you will there find nine deniers in a piece of hollow wood." Then, casting upon the bailiff a look of despair, the serf added: "That's my whole treasure, Sire Garin; I'm now ruined!"

"Oh, I was certain that you had a hiding place"; and turning to his men: "Stop the torture; one of you follow this girl and bring back the money. Let her not be lost sight of."

Pierrine the Goat went off quickly, followed by one of the men-at-arms, after having cast upon Garin a furtive and ferocious look. The serfs, terrified, silent, hardly dared to look at one another, while Peter, uttering plaintive moans, despite his punishment having ceased, murmured while he wept hot tears: "Oh, how shall I be able to till the ground with my poor hands wounded and sore!"

Accidentally the bailiff caught sight of the blind serf, mutilated of his four limbs. Pointing at

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