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The Fête At Coqueville

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Author: Émile Zola
Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,949 / 41 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.1
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 943
Added to site: 2007.10.28
mnybks.net#: 18754
Genre: Short Story
Excerpt

y never do catch anything--"

"Perhaps, to-day, all the same, they have taken something," said the Emperor ill-naturedly. "Such things have been seen." La Queue was about to reply angrily. But the Abbé Radiguet, who came up, calmed him. From the porch of the church the abbé had happened to observe the "Baleine"; and the bark seemed to be giving chase to some big fish. This news greatly interested Coqueville. In the groups reunited on the shore there were Mahés and Floches, the former praying that the boat might come in with a miraculous catch, the others making vows that it might come in empty.

Margot, holding herself very straight, did not take her eyes from the sea. "There they are!" said she simply.

And in fact a black dot showed itself beyond the point. All looked at it. One would have said a cork dancing on the water. The Emperor did not see even the black dot. One must be of Coqueville to recognize at that distance the "Baleine" and those who manned her.

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