Father Meuron's Tale by Robert Hugh Benson

Father Meuron's Tale

byRobert Hugh Benson

Kobo ebook | June 10, 2013

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Father Meuron was very voluble at supper on the Saturday. He exclaimed; he threw out his hands; his bright black eyes shone above his rosy cheeks, and his hair appeared to stand more on end than I had ever known it.
He sat at the further side of the horse-shoe table from myself, and I was able to remark on his gaiety to the English priest who sat beside me without fear of being overheard.
Father Brent smiled.
"He is drunk with la gloire," he said. "He is to tell the story to-night."
This explained everything.
I did not look forward, however, to his recital. I was confident that it would be full of tinsel and swooning maidens who ended their days in convents under Father Meuron's spiritual direction; and when we came upstairs I found a shadowy corner, a little back from the semicircle, where I could fall asleep if I wished without provoking remark.
In fact, I was totally unprepared for the character of his narrative. When we had all taken our places, and Monsignor's pipe was properly alight, and himself at full length in his deck chair, the Frenchman began. He told his story in his own language; but I am venturing to render it in English as nearly as I am able.

Title:Father Meuron's TaleFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 10, 2013Publisher:WDS PublishingLanguage:English

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