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Il est neuf heures du soir, mon ami, et tu arrives d'Allemagne. On te remet ma lettre, dont le timbre t'annonce d'abord que je suis absent de Paris. Tu te permets un geste d'humeur, et tu me traites de vagabond. Cependant, tu te plonges dans ton meilleur fauteuil, tu ouvres ma lettre, et tu apprends que je suis install depuis cinq jours dans un moulin de basse Normandie. "Un moulin! comment diantre! que peut-il faire dans un moulin?" Ton front se plisse, tes sourcils se rapprochent: tu dposes ma lettre pour un moment, tu prtends pntrer ce mystre par le seul effort de ton imaginative. Soudain un aimable enjouement se peint sur tes traits; ta bouche exprime l'ironie du sage, tempre par l'indulgence de l'ami, tu as entrevu dans un nuage d'opra-comique une meunire poudre, un corsage de rubans en chelle, une jupe fine et courte, et des bas coins dors; bref, une de ces meunires dont le coeur fait tic tac avec accompagnement de hautbois. Mais les Grces, qui se jouent sans cesse devant ta pense, l'garent parfois: ma meunire ressemble la tienne comme je ressemble au jeune Colin; elle est coiffe d'un vaste bonnet de coton, auquel la couche la plus intense de farine ne russit pas rendre sa couleur primitive; elle porte un jupon d'une laine grossire, qui corcherait la peau d'un lphant; bref, il m'arrive frquemment de confondre la meunire avec le meunier; aprs quoi, il est superflu d'ajouter que je ne suis nullement curieux de savoir si son coeur fait tic tac. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 26821
Author: Feuillet, Octave
Release Date: Oct 7, 2008
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