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Histoire d'un ruisseau
L'histoire d'un ruisseau, mme de celui qui nat et se perd dans la mousse, est l'histoire de l'infini. Ces gouttelettes qui scintillent ont travers le granit, le calcaire et l'argile; elles ont t neige sur la froide montagne, molcule de vapeur dans la nue, blanche cume sur la crte des flots; le soleil, dans sa course journalire, les a fait resplendir des reflets les plus clatants; la ple lumire de la lune les a vaguement irises; la foudre en a fait de l'hydrogne et de l'oxygne, puis d'un nouveau choc a fait ruisseler en eau ces lments primitifs. Tous les agents de l'atmosphre et de l'espace, toutes les forces cosmiques ont travaill de concert modifier incessamment l'aspect et la position de la gouttelette imperceptible; elle aussi est un monde comme les astres normes qui roulent dans les cieux, et son orbite se dveloppe de cycle en cycle par un mouvement sans repos. Toutefois notre regard n'est point assez vaste pour embrasser dans son ensemble le circuit de la goutte, et nous nous bornons la suivre dans ses dtours et ses chutes depuis son apparition dans la source jusqu' son mlange avec l'eau du grand fleuve ou de l'ocan. Faibles comme nous le sommes, nous tchons de mesurer la nature notre taille; chacun de ses phnomnes se rsume pour nous en un petit nombre d'impressions que nous avons ressenties. Qu'est le ruisseau, sinon le site gracieux o nous avons vu son eau s'enfuir sous l'ombrage des trembles, o nous avons vu se balancer ses herbes serpentines et frmir les joncs de ses lots? La berge fleurie o nous aimions nous tendre au soleil en rvant de libert, le sentier sinueux qui borde le flot et que nous suivions pas lents en regardant le fil de l'eau, l'angle du rocher d'o la masse unie plonge en cascade et se brise en cume, la source bouillonnante, voil ce qui dans notre souvenir est le ruisseau presque tout entier. Le reste se perd dans une brume indistincte. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 61697
Author: Reclus, Elisée
Release Date: Mar 29, 2020
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