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Le Cabinet des Fées

Or Recreative Readings Arranged for the Express Use of Students in French

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1858
Language: French
Wordcount: 127,305 / 409 pg
LoC Category: PC
Downloads: 1,193
Added to site: 2009.05.21 24223

Little need be said, at the present day, of the importance of a knowledge of the French Language. It is the key to immense treasures in literature and science, the medium of communication in European diplomacy, and is, confessedly, an indispensable accomplishment of the modern traveller and the man of liberal education.We have, therefore, only to explain the object and claims of the present work. In offering it to the American student we have endeavored to meet an obvious want of a suitable book of exercises in translating from the French--to produce a work adapted peculiarly to the wants of American society--calculated to interest as well as instruct beginners of every age, and suited alike for the use of private students and promiscuous classes.

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tonné des grands biens de M. le marquis de Carabas.

Le maître Chat arriva enfin dans un beau château, dont le maître était un Ogre, le plus riche qu'on ait jamais vu: car toutes les terres par où le roi avait passé étaient de la dépendance de ce château.

Le Chat eut soin de s'informer qui était cet Ogre, et ce qu'il savait faire, et demanda à lui parler, disant qu'il n'avait pas voulu passer si près de son château sans avoir l'honneur de lui faire la révérence.

L'Ogre le reçut aussi civilement que le peut un Ogre, et le fit reposer.

--On m'a assuré, dit le Chat, que vous aviez le don de vous changer en toutes sortes d'animaux; que vous pouviez, par exemple, vous transformer en lion, en éléphant.

--Cela est vrai, répondit l'Ogre brusquement, et, pour vous le montrer, vous m'allez voir devenir lion.

Le Chat fut si effrayé d



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