The House That Died; (la Maison Morte)

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byHenry Bordeaux

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V SUSPICION Some days afterward I set out for Bessans with my friend Louis de Vimines, who like myself was an enthusiastic hunter. The Couvert house had lost three of its inmates during the past year, but when I entered it there was no visible change. Maddalena had taken entire charge of the household; she was still the calm-featured madonna, keenly alert, coming and going, passing to and fro unobtrusively between kitchen and stable. "Well, Maddalena," I said (jokingly, "what about those pilgrimages of yours?" "I don't go any more." 'Aren't you going even to La Salette? There's a great festival there in honor of Maximin and Melanie." This news left her cold, and I perceived that her domestic duties were now occupying all her time and attention. "So the old man has gone?" "He got the notion, and left." "Did you know he was going?" "No: he wrote Etienne." Jean-Pierre's departure, which had to me seemed so extraordinary, appeared to have made no stir in. the family circle. How easily some seemingly difficult problems solve themselves! "And Benoit, is he here with you?" An indiscreet question, perhaps, but I had imagined that the absence of both the old people had created a delicate situation, for Maddalena and her brother-in-law, living together under one roof, might now require some reconciling influence or authority. Maddalena had apparently not given the matter a thought. "Benoit is up at the chalet with the flocks and cattle." "Then who takes up the food? The children, Etienne and Jean-Marie?" "No, I do. I'm used to that.' As of course she was. She had done it for years, but that was before she had taken charge of the house. "But who manages the house when you aren't here, Maddalena?" "Bina--she's quite grown up now." At this moment a tall, fresh...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V SUSPICION Some days afterward I set out for Bessans with my friend Louis de Vimines, who like myself was an enthusia...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217390269

ISBN - 13:9780217390262

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