Captain Burle

Captain Burle

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It was nine o'clock. The little town of Vauchamp, dark and silent, had just retired to bed amid a chilly November rain. In the Rue des Recollets, one of the narrowest and most deserted streets of the district of Saint-Jean, a single window was still alight on the third floor of an old house, from whose damaged gutters torrents of water were falling into the street. Mme Burle was sitting up before a meager fire of vine stocks, while her little grandson Charles pored… (more)

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SardoWeems (7 books)
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 06:55:19 +0200

A moody little story of poverty, corruption, and a poignant type of military heroism. All the characters are beautifully drawn, and the descriptions are vivid. The translator did a good job.

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Language: English

Published in: 1880

Word count: 11,519 words (≈ about 1 hour)

Copyright: Public Domain

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