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La Bête humaine
En entrant dans la chambre, Roubaud posa sur la table le pain d'une livre, le pt et la bouteille de vin blanc. Mais, le matin, avant de descendre son poste, la mre Victoire avait d couvrir le feu de son pole, d'un tel poussier, que la chaleur tait suffocante. Et le sous-chef de gare, ayant ouvert une fentre, s'y accouda. C'tait impasse d'Amsterdam, dans la dernire maison de droite, une haute maison o la Compagnie de l'Ouest logeait certains de ses employs. La fentre, au cinquime, l'angle du toit mansard qui faisait retour, donnait sur la gare, cette tranche large trouant le quartier de l'Europe, tout un droulement brusque de l'horizon, que semblait agrandir encore, cet aprs-midi-l, un ciel gris du milieu de fvrier, d'un gris humide et tide, travers de soleil. En face, sous ce poudroiement de rayons, les maisons de la rue de Rome se brouillaient, s'effaaient, lgres. A gauche, les marquises des halles couvertes ouvraient leurs porches gants, aux vitrages enfums, celle des grandes lignes, immense, o l'oeil plongeait, et que les btiments de la poste et de la bouillotterie sparaient des autres, plus petites, celles d'Argenteuil, de Versailles et de la Ceinture; tandis que le pont de l'Europe, droite, coupait de son toile de fer la tranche, que l'on voyait reparatre et filer au-del, jusqu'au tunnel des Batignolles. Et, en bas de la fentre mme, occupant tout le vaste champ, les trois doubles voies qui sortaient du pont, se ramifiaient, s'cartaient en un ventail dont les branches de mtal, multiplies, innombrables, allaient se perdre sous les marquises. Les trois postes d'aiguilleur, en avant des arches, montraient leurs petits jardins nus. Dans l'effacement confus des wagons et des machines encombrant les rails, un grand signal rouge tachait le jour ple. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 5154
Author: Zola, Émile
Release Date: Feb 1, 2004
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