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The gods are athirst

The gods are athirst

by Anatole France
     
 
The gods are athirst (1921).

This book, "The gods are athirst", by Anatole France, Wilfrid Jackson, is a replication of a book originally published before 1921. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

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The gods are athirst (1921).

This book, "The gods are athirst", by Anatole France, Wilfrid Jackson, is a replication of a book originally published before 1921. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.

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ISBN-13:
2940019596232
Publisher:
London ; New York : J. Lane
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
458 KB

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2 T simplicity, and by way of distracting the poor, lovesick creature's grief, the painter handed her one of the soldiers he had drawn in water-colours and asked her if he was like that, her sweetheart in the Ardennes. She bent her doleful look on the sketch, and little by little her eye brightened, sparkled, flashed, and her moon face beamed out in a radiant smile. "It is his very likeness," she cried at last. "It is the very spit of Jules Ferrand, it is Jules Ferrand to the life." Before it occurred to the artist to take the sheet of paper out of her hands, she folded it carefully with her coarse red fingers into a tiny square, slipped it over her heart between her stays and her shift, handed the painter an assignat for five livres, and wishing the company a very good day, hobbled light-heartedly to the door and so out of the room. chapter{Section 4Ill N the afternoon of the same day Évariste set out to see the citoyen Jean Blaise, printseller, as well as dealer in ornamental boxes, fancy goods and games of all sorts, in the Rue Honore, opposite the Oratoire and near the office of the Messageries, at the sign of the Amour peintre. The shop was on the ground floor of a house sixty years old, and opened on the street by a vaulted arch the keystone of which bore a grotesque head with horns. The semicircle beneath the arch was occupied by an oil-painting representing "the Sicilian or Cupid the Painter," after a composition by Boucher, which Jean Blaise's father had put up in 1770 and which sun and rain had been doing their best to obliterate ever since. On either side of the door a similar arched opening, with a nymph's head on the keystone arch glazed with the largest panesto be got, exhibited for the benefit of the public the prints in vogue at the time and the ...

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