Jeannot et Colin

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Author: Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Published: 1829
Language: French
Wordcount: 3,891 / 19 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,455
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èrent leur fils unique à leur amie intime. Le jeune marquis allait épouser une femme qu'il adorait et dont il était aimé; les amis de la maison le félicitaient; on allait rédiger les articles, en travaillant aux habits de noce et à l'épithalame.

Il était un matin aux genoux de la charmante épouse que l'amour, l'estime, et l'amitié, allaient lui donner; ils goûtaient, dans une conversation tendre et animée, les prémices de leur bonheur; ils s'arrangeaient pour mener une vie délicieuse, lorsqu'un valet de chambre de madame la mère arrive tout effaré. Voici bien d'autres nouvelles, dit-il; des huissiers déménagent la maison de monsieur et de madame; tout est saisi par des créanciers; on parle de prise de corps, et je vais faire mes diligences pour être payé de mes gages. Voyons un peu, dit le marquis, ce que c'est que ça, ce que c'est que cet

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