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Une vie by Guy de Maupassant

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By Guy de Maupassant

Jeanne, fille distinct très choyée du baron et de l. a. baronne Le Penthuis des Vauds, avait tout pour être heureuse. Son mariage avec Julien de Lamare, rustre et avare, se révélera une disaster. Sa vie sera une suite d'épreuves et de désillusions. Ce roman, le prime de man de Maupassant, est une peinture remarquable des moeurs provinciales de l. a. Normandie du XIXe siècle : hobereaux, domestiques et paysans y sont décrits avec beaucoup de réalisme.

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Is it? ” And he kept looking from one to the other of we four, finding himself now like in the middle of a very smiling and polite square. “Yes,” I said. “It would interest me greatly, brother, if you would kindly allow me to see what books those are that you have under your arm. ” “Clean,” he said. ” And then Pete skvatted these three books from him and handed them round real skorry. Being three, we all had one each to viddy at except for Dim. The one I had was called ‘Elementary Crystallography,’ so I opened it up and said: “Excellent, really first-class,” keeping turning the pages.

Anyway, he said: “What is this? Who are you? ” And all the time his goloss was trembling and his rookers too. So I said: “Never fear. ” Then Georgie and Pete went out to find the kitchen, while old Dim waited for orders, standing next to me with his rot wide open. ” I said, picking up the pile like of typing from off of the table, and the horn-rimmed moodge said, dithering: “That’s just what I want to know. What is this? What do you want? ” So poor old Dim, masked like Peebee Shelley, had a good loud smeck at that, roaring like some animal.

As they were going out we handed them a bit of lip-music: brrrrzzzzrrrr. But, myself, I couldn’t help a bit of disappointment at things as they were those days. Nothing to fight against really. Everything as easy as kiss-my-sharries. Still, the night was still very young. 2 When we got outside of the Duke of New York we viddied by the main bar’s long lighted window, a burbling old pyahnitsa or drunkie, howling away at the filthy songs of his fathers and going blerp blerp in between as though it might be a filthy old orchestra in his stinking rotten guts.

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