Works Of Guy De Maupassant (volume 10); With A Critical Pref by Guy De MaupassantWorks Of Guy De Maupassant (volume 10); With A Critical Pref by Guy De Maupassant

Works Of Guy De Maupassant (volume 10); With A Critical Pref

byGuy De Maupassant

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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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. 1903. Excerpt: ... THE HERITAGE AND OTHER TALES io C. d*M ii Lthough it was not yet ten o'clock, the employees were pouring in like waves through the great gate of the Ministry of the Marine, having come in haste from every corner of Paris, for the first of the year was approaching, the time for renewed zeal -- and for promotions. A noise of hurrying footsteps filled the vast building, which was tortuous as a labyrinth, and honeycombed with inextricable passages, pierced by innumerable doors opening into the vari"ous departments. Each one entered his particular room, pressed the hands of his colleagues who had already arrived, threw off his coat, put on his office jacket, and seated himself before the table, where a pile of papers awaited him. Then they went for news into the neighboring bureaus. They asked whether their chief had arrived, if he was in an agreeable humor, and if the day's mail was a heavy one. The clerk in charge of "general matter," M. Caesar Cachelin, an old noncommissioned officer of the marine infantry, who had become order-clerk by force of the lapse of time, registered in a great book all the documents as they were brought in by the doorkeeper of the cabinet. Opposite him the copying-clerk, old father Savon, a stupid old fellow, celebrated throughout the whole ministry for his conjugal misfortunes, copied in a slow hand a dispatch from the chief, sitting with his body held sidewise and his eyes askew, in the stiff attitude of the too careful copyist. M. Cachelin, a big man, whose short, white hair stood up like a brush on his head, talked all the time while performing his daily work: "Thirty-two dispatches from Toulon. That port gives us as much as any four others put together." Then he asked the old man Savon the question he put to him every morning: "Well, father Savon, how is...
Title:Works Of Guy De Maupassant (volume 10); With A Critical PrefFormat:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217661467

ISBN - 13:9780217661461