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The Vase of Clay
The Vase of Clay

Jean Aicard I Jean had inherited from his father a little field close beside the sea. Round this field the branches of ...
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The Last Lesson

Alphonse Daudet I started for school very late that morning and was in great dread of a scolding, especially because M. Hamel ...
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Image accompanying a poem celebrating the warmth and homeliness of a family house in Normandy
Quettreville: the Gastaud House

Mocco Wollert   The gentle rain runs in vaporous tears down the somber roof and powerful walls of the old granite house ...
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Image accompanying a piece of travel writing describing some of the charms, challenges and cultural quirks encountered on a visit to Corsica
In Search of a Corsican Past

Bhama Daly   “Impossib!” He shakes his head, shrugs his polo-clad shoulders. “What are you saying?” The word ‘saying’ pronounced in French ...
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Image accompanying a poem recalling the pleasures of good food and agreeable company afforded by hospitality in Quettreville-sur-Sienne, Normandy
Quettreville Hospitality

Mocco Wollert   A generous table invites friend and traveler, precious hours are spent sharing crusty bread while amber liquid calls from ...
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Image accompanying a poem describing tranquility, beauty and the natural world beside the River Sienne at Quettreville-sur-Sienne, Normandy
Quettreville River

Mocco Wollert   Evening sun brushes the landscape with summer glory, deep green river water twinkles with gold flecks, darting silver sparks ...
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Image accompanying a poem written in homage to the Église Notre Dame et Sainte Agathe in Quettreville-sur-Sienne, Normandy
Quettreville Church

Mocco Wollert   Large portals guard its sanctity allowing my careful entrance only through a small hidden side door. Inside waits a ...
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Jean Monette
Jean Monette

Eugene Francois Vidocq At the time when I first became commissary of police, my arrondissement was in that part of Paris which ...
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The Passage of the Red Sea
The Passage of the Red Sea

Henry Murger For five or six years Marcel had been engaged upon the famous painting which he said was meant to represent ...
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The Guilty Secret
The Guilty Secret

Paul de Kock Nathalie De Hauteville was twenty-two years old, and had been a widow for three years. She was one of ...
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