Pett Cours de Versions; Or, Exercise for Translating English to French

Pett Cours de Versions; Or, Exercise for Translating English to French

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...her appearance," en Vapercevant, & son arrivee. distracted manner, flew to a neighbouring shop, seized a loaf, and hastened away1! Surrounded instantly by a crowd, she was deprived of her prize, and given to the police agents to answer for her crime. Looking on2 the crowd with a countenance of surprise and despair, she perceived a child, about her own age, whose sweet and encouraging smile cast a faint ray of hope on her forlorn mind. She approached this unknown, whose features were beaming with benevolence, and in whispers mingled with sobs she communicated her parents' address. Whilst the poor family were3 in the agonies of want and despair, a light step was heard approaching their chamber. A cry of joy was uttered by the unfortunates--... a girl appeared at the door--it was not their child!--It was a little angel, with rosy cheeks and golden hair, and bearing a small basket of provisions. Your daughter is not likely to return4 home to day, she said, perhaps not to-morrow. Fear not--she is well--be cheerful and eat what she has been the means of sending to you5. She then placed ten 1 To hasten away, se hater de s' eloigner ou de se sauver. 2 To look on, regarder, contempler. 3 Voir page 21 (3) sur les noms collectifs. 4 "Is not likely to return," ne rentrera probaMe?nent pas. 6 "What she has been the means of sending to you," ce qu'elk a trouve le moyen de vans envoyer. francs in the hands of the mother of the family, and suddenly disappeared. But how had these ten francs been obtained? By what means had this child been able so unexpectedly to serve this unhappy family? We shall see. Her golden tresses, falling in ringlets over her shoulders, had excited the admiration of the neighbours. One of these, a...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558553
  • 9781236558558