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L'épaulette: Souvenirs d'un officier
Il disait que les Russes taient des coquins, que les Prussiens taient des bandits, et que les Anglais valaient encore moins. Quelquefois, il me montrait sa croix d'officier de la Lgion d'Honneur qu'il avait gagne grands coups de sabre, et qu'il gardait dans une belle bote noire; si je voulais en avoir une pareille, quand je serais grand, je n'aurais qu' tuer beaucoup de Russes, beaucoup de Prussiens, et surtout beaucoup d'Anglais. Mon pre lui faisait observer qu'on tuait encore pas mal. La Crime, par exemple. Le colonel avouait que la Crime, c'tait trs bien. Tuer des Russes, rien de mieux; on n'en ventrerait jamais assez. Mais pourquoi s'allier avec les Anglais? Sans doute, l'Empereur avait eu ses raisons, et des bonnes; quand on est un Napolon, on a une cervelle sous son chapeau; mais enfin, il n'aurait pas d oublier que les Anglais, c'est des Anglais, et qu'ils avaient empoisonn son oncle. Mon pre haussait les paules; et le colonel clatait. Tonnerre de Brest! commandant Maubart, je ne souffrirai jamais!... Ils l'ont empoisonn Sainte-Hlne, je vous dis! Sans a, il serait revenu, mille bombes! Je l'ai connu, moi, et depuis la campagne d'Egypte, encore! Et je puis vous le dire, qu'il serait revenu, et qu'il ne nous aurait pas laisss en panne, les bras ballants, nous manger le sang en demi-solde, sous des gueux de Bourbons qui n'avaient jamais vu le feu qu'au bout des cierges! Il serait revenu, pour sr, si les Anglais ne l'avaient pas empoisonn! ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 16934
Author: Darien, Georges
Release Date: Oct 24, 2005
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