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Zadig

or, The Book of Fate

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Author: Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Published: 1747
Language: English
Wordcount: 32,294 / 100 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.1
LoC Category: PQ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 4,264
Added to site: 2006.08.04
mnybks.net#: 14594
Origin: gutenberg.org
More Info: en.wikipedia.org
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n. She burst into a Flood of Tears; tore her Hair; and vow'd to die by his Side. As soon as it was dark, young Cador came, and begg'd the Favour of being introduc'd to the Widow. He was so, and they wept together very cordially. Next Day the Storm was somewhat abated, and they din'd together; Cador inform'd her, that his Friend had left him the much greater Part of his Effects, and gave her to understand, that he should think himself the happiest Creature in the World, if she would condescend to be his Partner in that Demise. The Widow wept, sobb'd, and began to melt. More Time was spent in Supper than at Dinner. They discoursed together with a little more Freedom. Azora was lavish of her Encomiums on Zadig; but then, 'twas true, she said, he had some secret Infirmities to which Cador was a Stranger. In the Midst of their Midnight Entertainment, Cador all on a sudden complain'd that he was taken with a most violent pleuretic Fit, and was ready to swoon awa

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