Histoire des Voyages de Scarmentado

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Author: Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Published: 1829
Language: French
Wordcount: 3,894 / 20 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,152
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lise grecque ni la latine. Pour m'en consoler, je pris à loyer une fort belle Circassienne, qui était la personne la plus tendre dans le tête-à-tête, et la plus dévote à la mosquée. Une nuit, dans les doux transports de son amour, elle s'écria en m'embrassant, Alla, Illa, Alla! ce sont les paroles sacramentales des Turcs; je crus que c'étaient celles de l'amour: je m'écriai aussi fort tendrement, Alla, Illa, Alla! Ah! me dit-elle, le Dieu miséricordieux soit loué! vous êtes Turc. Je lui dis que je le bénissais de m'en avoir donné la force, et je me crus trop heureux. Le matin l'iman vint pour me circoncire; et, comme je fis quelque difficulté, le cadi du quartier, homme loyal, me proposa de m'empaler: je sauvai mon prépuce et mon derrière avec mille sequins, et je m'enfuis vite en Perse, résolu de ne plus entendre ni messe grecque ni latine en Turquie, et d

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