Duel au balai

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Author: Ch. Wilhelm
Published: 1879
Language: French
Wordcount: 3,959 / 20 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 557
Added to site: 2007.12.13
mnybks.net#: 19370
Genre: Short Story
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n peut dire qu'il remplaçait la qualité par la quantité: jamais pendant ses plus rudes campagnes, il n'avait fait un tel massacre, le sol autour de lui était littéralement jonché de fleurs.

Les pensées d'Angleterre et de Hollande reposaient, comme des victimes innocentes, à côté des lis éclatant de blancheur; le rhododendron d'Amérique gisait expirant sur le sable fin de l'allée, et mêlait ses magnifiques corymbes roses & lilas aux pétales d'or de l'onagre de Virginie.

Sa famille des oeillets payait aussi un terrible tribut; et la mignardise avec ses fines étoiles jusqu'à l'oeillet superbe (Dianthus superbus), tous les genres étaient là, moissonnés avant le temps, sans distinction de rang, image de la race humaine quand vient à passer la colère de Dieu.

Mais rien n'était comparable à la razzia que le gén&e

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