Une Vie. Little Louise Roque

Une Vie. Little Louise Roque

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...The mayor, the doctor, and the priest were invited to dinner from time to time. So were the De Fourvilles, with whom they were getting more and more intimate. The Count De Fourville seemed to love Paul. When he came to visit at the "Poplars," he would hold him on his lap all the time; sometimes for the whole afternoon. He handled him gently, afraid of hurting him with his big hands. would tickle his nose with his mustache, and at times would kiss him passionately. His constant suffering was that his union had not been blessed with children. March came, clear and bright; almost like spring. Countess Gilberte again spoke of going on long rides together. Jeanne, who was a little tired of the long, monotonous days and nights, eagerly assented. For a whole week she amused herself making her riding-habit. Then the excursions began. They always rode two by two, the Countess and Julien ahead, and the Count and Jeanne a hundred feet behind. These two conversed quietly like two old friends. Their simple and upright natures sympathized with each other, and for that reason they had become fast friends. The other two spoke in whispers, and at times laughed immoderately. Then again, their eyes met, as if saying things they could not speak of, and they would gallop away, as if suddenly possessed with an insane desire to escape; to get out of view. Sometimes, Gilberte's irritated voice would sound from afar, and the Count would turn to Jeanne with a smile and say: "My wife is not always in a good humor." One night coming home, the Countess was more irritable than ever. She excited her mare and then abruptly checked her. "Be careful for goodness' sake," Julien repeated several times, "your horse will run away...".show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236817974
  • 9781236817976