The Novels And Romances Of Alphonse Daudet (volume 1); Handy Library Edition by Alphonse DaudetThe Novels And Romances Of Alphonse Daudet (volume 1); Handy Library Edition by Alphonse Daudet

The Novels And Romances Of Alphonse Daudet (volume 1); Handy Library Edition

byAlphonse Daudet

Paperback | January 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ROBERT HELMONT. The Hermitage, September 3. It was six weeks ago yesterday that I broke my leg. It was the very day of the declaration of war. While Monsieur de Gramont was arousing so much excitement and enthusiasm in the Senate, I, on my way home from fishing, stumbled against a stump hidden by the grass on the bank of the Seine, and was brought back to my Hermitage from the forest of S^nart in a wood-cutter's cart. I have been out this morning for the first time after fifty days of fever, of suffering intensified by the news of the war. I have had nightmares relating to distant battles; and the ominous despatches from Forbach and Reichshoffen are even now confused in my mind with the pain of my wound, the heat of the plaster bandage, the helplessness under great excitement which is the most cruel of tortures. At last it is over! After gazing so long at nothing but the tree-tops and the great patches of blue sky across which only wings pass, I felt happy beyond words to put my foot to the floor and descend the stairs hesitatingly. But how weak I was! My head was in a whirl. My leg, after being motionless for so many days, had forgotten what equilibrium is, or movement. It seemed to me as if it were no longer a part of myself, as if I were no longer able to guide it. However, by taking short steps, with the extreme lack of confidence which increases one's infirmity twofold, I succeeded in walking as far as the poultry-yard and pushing open its little barred gate, hidden under the tall grass. It was a real pleasure to me to go in there! In my absence, the wife of my neighbor the keeper has taken the best of care of all my little family, who looked at me with bright, astonished, friendly eyes. The rabbits came tumbling over one another to the side of the...
Title:The Novels And Romances Of Alphonse Daudet (volume 1); Handy Library EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217394450

ISBN - 13:9780217394451

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