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The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 14. A Stormy Day The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 14. A Stormy Day

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 14. A Stormy Day
PART II. THE PARVENUS CHAPTER XIV. A STORMY DAYAs an exact historian, we must go back and begin the day at six in the morning, when we can see Madame Thuillier going to the Madeleine to hear the mass that the Abbe Gondrin was in the habit of saying at that hour, and afterwards approaching the holy table,--a viaticum which pious souls never fail to give themselves when it is in their minds to accomplish some great resolution. About mid-day the abbe received a visit in his own home from Madame Thuillier and Celeste. The poor child wanted a little development... Long Stories - Post by : Larry - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 2298

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 13. The Man Who Thinks The Star Too Bright The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 13. The Man Who Thinks The Star Too Bright

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 13. The Man Who Thinks The Star Too Bright
PART II. THE PARVENUS CHAPTER XIII. THE MAN WHO THINKS THE STAR TOO BRIGHTThe next morning Minard paid a visit to Phellion in his study. The great citizen and his son Felix were at that moment engaged in a conversation which seemed to have some unusual interest for them. "My dear Felix," cried the mayor of the eleventh arrondissement, offering his hand warmly to the young professor, "it is you who bring me here this morning; I have come to offer you my congratulations." "What has occurred?" asked Phellion. "Have the Thuilliers--" "It has nothing to do with the Thuilliers," interrupted... Long Stories - Post by : Larry - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 1290

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 12. A Star The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 12. A Star

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 12. A Star
PART II. THE PARVENUS CHAPTER XII. A STARThe dinner on the great occasion was ordered from Chabot and Potel, and not from Chevet, by which act Brigitte intended to prove her initiative and her emancipation from the late Madame de Godollo. The invited guests were as follows: three Collevilles, including the bride, la Peyrade the groom, Dutocq and Fleury, whom he had asked to be his witnesses, the extremely limited number of his relatives leaving him no choice, Minard and Rabourdin, chosen as witnesses for Celeste, Madame and Mademoiselle Minard and Minard junior, two of Thuillier's colleagues in the Council-general; the... Long Stories - Post by : Larry - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 2322

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 11. Explanations And What Came Of Them The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 11. Explanations And What Came Of Them

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 11. Explanations And What Came Of Them
PART II. THE PARVENUS CHAPTER XI. EXPLANATIONS AND WHAT CAME OF THEMOn his return to the office after his conference with Brigitte, Thuillier found la Peyrade at his post as editor-in-chief, and in a position of much embarrassment, caused by the high hand he had reserved for himself as the sole selector of articles and contributors. At this moment, Phellion, instigated by his family, and deeply conscious of his position on the reading-committee of the Odeon, had come to offer his services as dramatic critic. "My dear monsieur," he said, continuing his remarks to la Peyrade, after inquiring of Thuillier about... Long Stories - Post by : Larry - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 2459

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 10. In Which Cerizet Practises The Healing Art... The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 10. In Which Cerizet Practises The Healing Art...

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 10. In Which Cerizet Practises The Healing Art...
PART II. THE PARVENUS CHAPTER X. IN WHICH CERIZET PRACTISES THE HEALING ART AND THE ART OF POISONING ON THE SAME DAYWhile this regeneration was going on, Cerizet went one morning to see du Portail, with whom la Peyrade was now more than ever determined to hold no communication. "Well," said the little old man to the poor man's banker, "what effect did the news we gave to the president of the bar produce on our man? Did the affair get wind at the Palais?" "Phew!" said Cerizet, whose intercourse, no doubt pretty frequent, with du Portail had put him on... Long Stories - Post by : Larry - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 980

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 9. Give And Take The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 9. Give And Take

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 9. Give And Take
PART II. THE PARVENUS CHAPTER IX. GIVE AND TAKEOnce more afoot, and reckoning with his future, on which he had lost so much ground, la Peyrade asked himself if he had not better try to renew his relations with the Thuilliers, or whether he should be compelled to fall back on the rich crazy woman who had bullion where others have brains. But everything that reminded him of his disastrous campaign was repulsive to him; besides, what safety was there in dealing with this du Portail, a man who could use such instruments for his means of action? Great commotions of... Long Stories - Post by : Larry - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 1799

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 8 The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 8

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 8
PART II. THE PARVENUS CHAPTER VIIIAt the moment when la Peyrade was preparing to lay at the feet of the countess the liberty he had recovered in so brutal a manner, he received a perfumed note, which made his heart beat, for on the seal was that momentous "All or Nothing" which she had given him as the rule of the relation now to be inaugurated between them. The contents of the note were as follows:-- Dear Monsieur,--I have heard of the step you have taken; thank you! But I must now prepare to take my own. I cannot, as you... Long Stories - Post by : Larry - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 1490

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 4. Hungary Versus Provence The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 4. Hungary Versus Provence

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 4. Hungary Versus Provence
PART II. THE PARVENUS CHAPTER IV. HUNGARY VERSUS PROVENCEThe next day Theodose felt himself possessed by two curiosities: How would Celeste behave as to the option she had accepted? and this Comtesse Torna de Godollo, what did she mean by what she had said; and what did she want with him? The first of these questions seemed, undoubtedly, to have the right of way, and yet, by some secret instinct, la Peyrade felt more keenly drawn toward the conclusion of the second problem. He decided, therefore, to take his first step in that direction, fully understanding that he could not too... Long Stories - Post by : Larry - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 624

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 3. Good Blood Cannot Lie The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 3. Good Blood Cannot Lie

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 3. Good Blood Cannot Lie
PART II. THE PARVENUS CHAPTER III. GOOD BLOOD CANNOT LIEThe evening of the day on which Flavie had communicated to Celeste the sovereign orders of Thuillier, the Phellions called to spend the evening with Brigitte, and a very sharp engagement took place between the two young people. Mademoiselle Colleville did not need to be told by her mother that it would be extremely unbecoming if she allowed Felix to know of the conditional approval that was granted to their sentiments. Celeste had too much delicacy, and too much real religious feeling to wish to obtain the conversion of the man she... Long Stories - Post by : Larry - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 2699

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 2. The Provencal's Present Position The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 2. The Provencal's Present Position

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 2. The Provencal's Present Position
PART II. THE PARVENUS CHAPTER II. THE PROVENCAL'S PRESENT POSITIONThe information acquired by the mayor of the 11th arrondissement was by no means incorrect. In the Thuillier salon, since the emigration to the Madeleine quarter, might be seen daily, between the tart Brigitte and the plaintive Madame Thuillier, the graceful and attractive figure of a woman who conveyed to this salon an appearance of the most unexpected elegance. It was quite true that through the good offices of this lady, who had become her tenant in the new house, Brigitte had made a speculation in furniture not less advantageous in its... Long Stories - Post by : Larry - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 584

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 1. Phellion, Under A New Aspect The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 1. Phellion, Under A New Aspect

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 2. The Parvenus - Chapter 1. Phellion, Under A New Aspect
PART II. THE PARVENUS CHAPTER I. PHELLION, UNDER A NEW ASPECTBetween the first and second parts of this history an immense event had taken place in the life of Phellion. There is no one who has not heard of the misfortunes of the Odeon, that fatal theatre which, for years, ruined all its directors. Right or wrong, the quarter in which this dramatic impossibility stands is convinced that its prosperity depends upon it; so that more than once the mayor and other authorities of the arrondissement have, with a courage that honors them, taken part in the most desperate efforts to... Long Stories - Post by : Larry - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 2232

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 18. Set A Saint To Catch A Saint The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 18. Set A Saint To Catch A Saint

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 18. Set A Saint To Catch A Saint
PART I. THE LESSER BOURGEOIS OF PARIS CHAPTER XVIII. SET A SAINT TO CATCH A SAINTAs he approached his own abode, Cerizet, who was nothing so little as courageous, felt an emotion of fear. He perceived a form ambushed near the door, which, as he came nearer, detached itself as if to meet him. Happily, it was only Dutocq. He came for his notes. Cerizet returned them in some ill-humor, complaining of the distrust implied in a visit at such an hour. Dutocq paid no attention to this sensitiveness, and the next morning, very early, he presented himself at la Peyrade's.... Long Stories - Post by : Edwin_Ryan - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 2900

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 17. In Which The Lamb Devours The Wolf The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 17. In Which The Lamb Devours The Wolf

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 17. In Which The Lamb Devours The Wolf
PART I. THE LESSER BOURGEOIS OF PARIS CHAPTER XVII. IN WHICH THE LAMB DEVOURS THE WOLFThe evening before the day already agreed upon, Theodose received from Cerizet the following note:-- "To-morrow, lease or no lease, Rocher de Cancale, half-past six o'clock." As for Dutocq, Cerizet saw him every day, for he was still his copying clerk; he therefore gave him his invitation by word of mouth; but the attentive reader must remark a difference in the hour named: "Quarter-past-six, Rocher de Cancale," said Cerizet. It was evident, therefore, that he wanted that fifteen minutes with Dutocq before the arrival of la... Long Stories - Post by : Edwin_Ryan - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 1764

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 16. Du Portail The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 16. Du Portail

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 16. Du Portail
PART I. THE LESSER BOURGEOIS OF PARIS CHAPTER XVI. DU PORTAILThe next day Cerizet did not fail to appear at the rendezvous given to him. Examined, at first, through the wicket of the door, he was admitted, after giving his name, into the house, and was ushered immediately to the study of Monsieur du Portail, whom he found at his desk. Without rising, and merely making a sign to his guest to take a chair, the little old man continued the letter he was then writing. After sealing it with wax, with a care and precision that denoted a nature extremely... Long Stories - Post by : Edwin_Ryan - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 620

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 12. Devils Against Devils The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 12. Devils Against Devils

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 12. Devils Against Devils
PART I. THE LESSER BOURGEOIS OF PARIS CHAPTER XII. DEVILS AGAINST DEVILSDuring the extreme poverty of la Peyrade's first years in Paris, none but Cerizet had ever gone to see him in the wretched garret where, in severely cold weather, he stayed in bed for want of clothes. Only one shirt remained to him. For three days he lived on one loaf of bread, cutting it into measured morsels, and asking himself, "What am I to do?" At this moment it was that his former partner came to him, having just left prison, pardoned. The projects which the two men then... Long Stories - Post by : Edwin_Ryan - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 1115

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 11. The Reign Of Theodose The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 11. The Reign Of Theodose

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 11. The Reign Of Theodose
PART I. THE LESSER BOURGEOIS OF PARIS CHAPTER XI. THE REIGN OF THEODOSEFrom that day forth Thuillier became a dear, good friend. "My dear, good friend," was the name given to him by Theodose, with voice inflections of varieties of tenderness which astonished Flavie. But "little aunt," a name that flattered Brigitte deeply, was only given in family secrecy, and occasionally before Flavie. The activity of Theodose and Dutocq, Cerizet, Barbet, Metivier, Minard, Phellion, Colleville, and others of the Thuillier circle was extreme. Great and small, they all put their hands to the work. Cadenet procured thirty votes in his section.... Long Stories - Post by : Edwin_Ryan - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 2539

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 10. How Brigitte Was Won The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 10. How Brigitte Was Won

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 10. How Brigitte Was Won
PART I. THE LESSER BOURGEOIS OF PARIS CHAPTER X. HOW BRIGITTE WAS WONThe day after this conference at the "Cheval Rouge," la Peyrade went to dine with the Thuilliers, and on the commonplace pretext of a visit to pay, Thuillier carried off his wife, leaving Theodose alone with Brigitte. Neither Thuillier, nor his sister, nor Theodose, were the dupes of this comedy; but the old beau of the Empire considered the manoeuvre a piece of diplomacy. "Young man, do not take advantage of my sister's innocence; respect it," said Thuillier solemnly, as he departed. "Mademoiselle," said Theodose, drawing his chair closer... Long Stories - Post by : Edwin_Ryan - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 3307

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 9. The Banker Of The Poor The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 9. The Banker Of The Poor

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 9. The Banker Of The Poor
PART I. THE LESSER BOURGEOIS OF PARIS CHAPTER IX. THE BANKER OF THE POORIt was not on the next day, Monday, but on the following day, Tuesday, that Dutocq and Theodose went to see Cerizet, the former having called la Peyrade's attention to the fact that Cerizet always absented himself on Sundays and Mondays, taking advantage of the total absence of clients on those days, which are devoted by the populace to debauch. The house toward which they directed their steps is one of the striking features in the faubourg Saint-Jacques, and it is quite as important to study it here... Long Stories - Post by : Edwin_Ryan - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 505

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 8. Ad Majorem Theodosis Gloriam The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 8. Ad Majorem Theodosis Gloriam

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 8. Ad Majorem Theodosis Gloriam
PART I. THE LESSER BOURGEOIS OF PARIS CHAPTER VIII. AD MAJOREM THEODOSIS GLORIAMAt half-past four o'clock Theodose was at his post. He had put on his vacant, half-servile manner and soft voice, and he drew Thuillier at once into the garden. "My friend," he said, "I don't doubt your triumph, but I feel the necessity of again warning you to be absolutely silent. If you are questioned about anything, especially about Celeste, make evasive answers which will keep your questioners in suspense. You must have learned how to do that in a government office." "I understand!" said Thuillier. "But what certainty... Long Stories - Post by : esoteric - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 1135

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 7. The Worthy Phellions The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 7. The Worthy Phellions

The Lesser Bourgeoisie - Part 1. The Lesser Bourgeois Of Paris - Chapter 7. The Worthy Phellions
PART I. THE LESSER BOURGEOIS OF PARIS CHAPTER VII. THE WORTHY PHELLIONSThe house to which Theodose de la Peyrade now bent his steps had been the "hoc erat in votis" of Monsieur Phellion for twenty years; it was the house of the Phellions, just as much as Cerizet's frogged coat was the necessary complement of his personality. This dwelling was stuck against the side of a large house, but only to the depth of one room (about twenty feet or so), and terminated at each end in a sort of pavilion with one window. Its chief charm was a garden, one... Long Stories - Post by : esoteric - Date : May 2012 - Author : Honore De Balzac - Read : 1034