L'Ingenu

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Author: Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet)
Published: 1767
Language: French
Wordcount: 25,707 / 90 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 2,225
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; mangée par un ours: j'ai puni l'ours, j'ai porté longtemps sa peau; mais cela ne m'a pas consolé.

Mademoiselle de Saint-Yves, à ce récit, sentait un plaisir secret d'apprendre que l'Ingénu n'avait eu qu'une maîtresse, et qu'Abacaba n'était plus; mais elle ne démêlait pas la cause de son plaisir. Tout le monde fixait les yeux sur l'Ingénu; on le louait beaucoup d'avoir empêché ses camarades de manger un Algonquin.

L'impitoyable bailli, qui ne pouvait réprimer sa fureur de questionner, poussa enfin la curiosité jusqu'à s'informer de quelle religion était M. le Huron; s'il avait choisi la religion anglicane, ou la gallicane, ou la huguenote? Je suis de ma religion, dit-il, comme vous de la vôtre. Hélas! s'écria la Kerkabon, je vois bien que ces malheureux Anglais n'ont pas seulement songé à le baptiser. Eh! mon Dieu, disait mademoiselle de Saint-Yve

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