Kerfol

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Author: Edith Wharton
Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,259 / 35 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 931
Added to site: 2008.01.18
mnybks.net#: 19776
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Short Story
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efly because, till near dawn, I was absorbed in my reading. The account of the trial of Anne de Cornault, wife of the lord of Kerfol, was long and closely printed. It was, as my friend had said, probably an almost literal transcription of what took place in the court-room; and the trial lasted nearly a month. Besides, the type of the book was very bad....

At first I thought of translating the old record. But it is full of wearisome repetitions, and the main lines of the story are forever straying off into side issues. So I have tried to disentangle it, and give it here in a simpler form. At times, however, I have reverted to the text because no other words could have conveyed so exactly the sense of what I felt at Kerfol; and nowhere have I added anything of my own.


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It was in the year 16-- that Yves de Cornault, lord of the domain of Kerfol, went to the pardon of Locronan to perform his religious duties. He was a rich and powerful noble, then in his sixty-second year, bu

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