The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1

The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1
Boule de Suif and Other Stories

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The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 by Guy de Maupassant

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The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1
Boule de Suif and Other Stories

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BOULE DE SUIF -- MISS HARRIET -- FRANCESCA AND CARLOTTA RONDOLI -- CHÂLI -- THE UMBRELLA -- MY UNCLE SOSTHENES -- HE? -- A PHILOSOPHER -- ALWAYS LOCK THE DOOR! -- A MEETING -- THE LITTLE CASK -- HOW HE GOT THE LEGION OF HONOR -- THE ACCURSED BREAD -- WHAT WAS REALLY THE MATTER WITH ANDREW -- MY LANDLADY -- THE HORLA, OR MODERN GHOSTS -- LOVE. THREE PAGES FROM A SPORTSMAN'S BOOK -- THE HOLE -- SAVED -- BELLFLOWER -- THE MARQUIS DE FUMEROL -- THE SIGNAL -- THE DEVIL -- EPIPHANY -- IN THE WOOD -- A FAMILY -- JOSEPH -- THE INN -- UGLY

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wo or three leagues beyond the town, however, following the course of the river about Croisset Dieppedalle or Biessard, the sailors and the fishermen would often drag up the swollen corpse of some uniformed German, killed by a knife-thrust or a kick, his head smashed in by a stone, or thrown into the water from some bridge. The slime of the river bed swallowed up many a deed of vengeance, obscure, savage, and legitimate; unknown acts of heroism, silent onslaughts more perilous to the doer than battles in the light of day and without the trumpet blasts of glory.

For hatred of the Alien is always strong enough to arm some intrepid beings who are ready to die for an Idea.

At last, seeing that though the invaders had subjected the city to their inflexible discipline they had not committed any of the horrors with which rumor had accredited them throughout the length of their triumphal progress, the worthy tradespeople took heart of grace and the commercial spirit began once more to stir within them.

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