The two opponents remained motionless…

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With a leap, he swooped on Laubespin
The two opponents remained motionless for some time, facing and watching each other with mutual vigilance. At the end, a burning flush spread over Brousselle’s cheeks, and blood seemed to spurt out of his bloodshot eyes, along with his infuriated look. At the same time, with a leap as quick as that of a starving tiger spotting a prey, he …Read more »

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The two enemies looked at each other…

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A man on a horse meets a man in a carriage
The two enemies looked at each other silently. Each of them seemed to be waiting for the other one to provoke him. From the muted rage spread over Brousselle’s face, one could have thought for a moment that some deadly insult was about to shoot from his tense white lips. This didn’t happen, though. After a violent but short inner struggle, Laure’s stepfather managed to hold back his fury. He soon smiled proudly, as a man who was able to …Read more »

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O terror!

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The tiger was there, climbing and hungry for blood
The tiger, in fact, had not rolled all the way down to the bottom: a large protruding rock had stopped it some twenty feet from the edge. Its claws had done the rest, and now it was there, standing against the trunk of the tree and climbing, the eyes on fire, its mouth open, hungry for blood.
And yet Robert-Robert felt less frightened this time, because …Read more »

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The Raft Could Take On All Of The Survivors

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survivors on a raft
The boarding took place in good order. The raft could take on all the survivors.
They were nearly five hundred the day before.
Now they were only eighty-two.
Among those were the captain, the doctor, Simon Barigoule, the Parisian, Squirrel, the big Flandrin, Lavenette, Griffard and Robert-Robert.
It was time they left the deck of La Rapide. The transfer …Read more »

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Perfectly happy

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Girl putting ribbon bows in her hair
And yet isn’t she perfectly happy ? Her room looks like a small chapel. You know I often lack servants, but I manage without them and no one could tell. All is neat and tidy, everything is squeaky clean in the house. You can certainly say that Perrine has the most pleasant interior. Would you believe she doesn’t even seem …Read more »

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His horse reared up and nearly unseated him

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Bolting horse
— Let’s go and see your friend, unless you’re ashamed of my company.
— I would certainly be very proud…, but my friend lives in Auteuil. You might not wish to go that way?
— On the contrary, it was precisely to Auteuil that I intended to ride today.
— Well… my friend is sick, said Henri increasingly disconcerted, and perhaps your visit…
— Laubespin, the old man said in a cutting voice, admit that it is not as easy to lie as is commonly imagined.
— Uncle, this is a remark …Read more »

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The child poked his head through the opening of the kennel

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The child poked his head through the opening of the kennel
“Andre! Andre! Said Mr Guerin, what are you doing there, my poor child ? ”
Before fully awakening, the little one let out one of those big sighs, which are but stifled tears, and he half opened his eyes, only to close them again immediately, saying: “Leave me here Dad, oh! I am afraid, I am so afraid.”
— My dear, I can not leave you inside this hole; your mother is worried about you, she sent me out to look for you; unfortunately I can’t come and get you, I could never get inside there. And he held out his hand to him, encouraging him, trying to get him to move in his direction. The child, lying flat on his belly, crawled forward and poked his head through the opening of the kennel …Read more »

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