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UN SIMPLE KERD

ab Gustave Flaubert

I

Unte un pwolsecule, ias burgesas os Pont-l'Evêque jalouseer Mme Aubain ob aysu slougu
Félicité.

Po cent francs ielg yar, ia cocit ed puw, syuhsit, liev, gliet, siegv dverwnes un ekwem,
piwone i plukels, churnes id butter, ed remien derv dia sien potnia, - qua lakin eet nia amat
anghen.

Ia hieb snuben un bell aunbayga pwarn, mohrn in-kap 1809, ay linkwnd-ye dwo meg yun
purts con pelu dulgs. Tun, ia pohrn sien binas, ploisko id farm os Toucques ed id farm os
Geffosses, quom rentes ludeer do 5000 francs hogst-ye, ed ia likwit sieno dom os Saint-
Melaine kay wikes alyo minter costeus, bayghus sien atavia ed oistahnd apter id mercat hall.

Tod arduasenkeramiden dom wohs inter un perigumt ed un gatva adducend ei rivier. Id hieb
in se nivelldifferences qua kwehlpihr. Un angh vestibule separit id cucin ud id sall quer
Mme Aubain wohs seddend unte id hol dien prokwem id pengereh in un kalmenstron.
Protiev id kwitpigen pelp eent ardeht oct mahogany stuls. Un veut piano tohl, sub un
barometer, un pyramidal kowp om scattules ed cartons. Dwo taamcadeiras oistahr ye ieter
flank ios vatra ex gehlb marmor ed os style Louis XV. Medsu to hol, id pendulesaat kip un
temple as Vesta, - ed id hol appartment eet lyt moffic, idghi podloga lyohgit ghemer quem id
garden.

Ye id prest etage eet preter id kamer as Madame, baygh plaut, samt tapete om palla flors ed
id portrait os Monsieur in costume os muscadin. Id communicit con uno smulker kamer
samt dwo magvencouchettes, aun matrass. Dind wohs id salon, semper cluden, ed plehno
med drapcovohrna meubles. Poskwo duxit un corridor uni maktab ; buks ed khartas garnier
ia gjias uns bibliotheque qua periembh unte tri gons un weru scribtable ex swordo dreu. Id
reste ios mur eet kohlen ab pennrissems, gouache landspects ed grehvens os Audran,
souvenires os un seller tid ed uns forswohnden luxe. Un luckern, ye id dwot etage, beluc
Félicités kamer, quod uperspohc ia lungs.

Ia eestaht ub yant octent, mae lipses id messe, eewiwehrct tiel vesper ; dind, khatem id
dinner, enaurdhen id vescell ed suacluden id dwer, ia ee-bedehlft id log sub id bur ed eenarct
ant id vatra, rosarghesor. Nimen, in wesneihsas, ee-bevidt meis inatia. Dayir kiestet, id
schleivmen aysen castrols eedesperet alter slougas. Iktissadic, ia ee-eddt lent-ye, ed eekwaht
sien fingher ep id maja ia ferumes os sien dvan, - un dwodempund khlayb, pohkwt makhsus
pro iam, ed quod ee-duret dwogim diens.

In ielg saison ia eevehst un indienne handchirk pact in sien regv med un spilk, un colpak
quod eekehlt ays kays, greisa choraps, un rudh jupon, ed epter sien camisole un bavette
mandile, kam ias hospital sanitaras.
Ays lige eet maigher ed ays voc schrill. Dwogimpenkat kwohk ia quargimat ; yant
penkgimtiat skieu ia neideti oumer ; - ed, semper silent, samt rect lengv ed midta gestes,
tengicit un dreun gwen, wehrgend ye un automatic weidos.

II

IA hieb haben, kam alya, sien liubhstoria.

Ays pater, uno murar, hieb nohcen fallus kata un handam. Dind ays mater mohr, ays
swesters diaspohr, un dorver prim iam, ed iam employit quayque meg yun kay gwopahe
ruri. Ia krusel subter lumps, pohsit brous id wed ex ia padwls, eet plagelt ob neid, ed buit
vichasset ob un klehpt om trigim groscha quod ia ne hieb committen. Ia buit sista do alyo
dorev, bihsit ter henghehrd pieg, ed dat ia plaisit i besens, ays dusti jalouseer iam.

Sem vesper os august (ia eet tun octdemat), i dribh iam do id fest os Colleville. Ia buit
fauran sturdihn, hayran ob id thambra iom musicians, ia luces in ia drus, ia poik trakhs, ia
dantelles, ia golden cruces, tod masse em comskandend leuds. Ia stahsit apank-ye kienkiu,
quan un yuwen os sudehn apparence ed qui dum sien pipe samt bo olans ep id dexel uns
onwogh, gwohm ad invite ad danse. Is ay pieyghit cormat, cofie, placunt, un halstuk, ed,
fikernd ia tierkit quo isghi iskwit, bohd wehghe iam dom. Ye id leizd uns koperagher, ia
volvih iam brutal-ye. Paut lambh iam ed ia bicricit. Is abdrahsit.

Sem alyo vesper, untitner kye Beaumont, ia udgwahsit uno mier seinwogho quod movit
lent-ye, ed oistreipus ids kwekwls ia recognih Théodore.

Is wohkwit iam sakwn-ye, saygend ia tohrb indulges hol, chunke eet « id fault os drehnk ».

Ia ne wois quo antwehrde ed wohnit mwaungsoue.

Fauran tolkit is de ia opsens ed iens notables ios commune, eysghi pater hieb likwn
Colleville pro id dorev iom Ecots, yoitkwe nun i wohs niebers.

– Ah ! Ieyit ia.

Is nabahsit od eet iskwt kem is nipagiet. Zowngschie is ne hieb hast, ed wohlp un gwen ye
sien gust. Ia spohcit ghom. Tun is oisprohg iam an ia mohn de snumbes. Ia namlu, smeihnd-
ye, od eet mal goile.

– Bet no, vos kassamo !

Ed med sien levter brakh periembh is ays lendv. Ia ghieng stohmt ab eyso strineg ; nilenteer.
Id wind eet moll, ia stars blig, id enorm woghklad os sein wip ant i ; ed i quar ekwi,
sehlkend-ye ir stieups, ieyreer duilo. Dind, aun porunc, i tour dextro. Is kuss iam iter. Ia
disprohp do id skadh.

Théodore, ye id sehkwnd hevd, hassilit mulakats ud iam.
Eeghatent ye id bud iom ghehrds, apter uno mur, sub un schajra. Ia ne eet innocent de id
weidos iam potnikas, - animals hiebeer bedarst iam ; - bet raison ed honor instinct ay stabh
cedde. Tod resistence exasperit id liubh os Théodore, tem quem so (maghses nayive-ye)
viprohsc iam. Ia kung de credihes iom. Is oiswohr megil oits.

Mox itirief is semjecto ghyalir : eys parents, peruti, hieb ei kaupen un tayer pro id armee ;
yed ye cada dien, iter is poiss bihe vanen ; id idee os draukhte dekhschiet iom. Tod
couardice buit pro Félicité un pruv os tenderesse ; ayso redoublit. Ia eeskapt nocts, ed unte
ia mulakats,Théodore eeganapt iam med sien sweurghs ed insistences.

Bad mohld is od isswo gwahiet id Prefecture kay istifsare, ed reikiet niebst mingo, inter
oindem saat ed midnoct.

Ye saycto tid, ia curs kyom lieubher.

Vice iom, ia trohv oin eysen prients.

Is manthih iam ia neti dohlg revide iom. Kay se behrge ud conscription, Théodore hieb
wohden un meg riche anua, Mme Lehoussais, os Toucques.

Tod buit un aunaurdhen gomra. Ia se xubh ghomtro, emiss cries, kiel iom sell Div ed
oistunit mon ruri tiel solweus. Dind ia rik id dorev, declarit ia iskwit linkwes id ; ed, ye id
end ios munt, dakus sien denars, ia vulbh sien pauk maals do un handchirk, ed gwahsit
Pont-l'Evêque.

Ant id herbehrg, ia suwiel un burgesu vehsend un vidvchador, quasmee iskw un cokwin. Ia
gwenak ne siegv pelu, yed kwohk tant suamenos ed hant tem pauk demandes quem Madame
Aubain visieyg :

– Estu, io vos accepte !

Félicité, pos oin quardel hor, eet installet bay.

Preter, ia gwivit in un sorte os tremblen, suwen ay ab id « genos ios dom » ed id mehmen os
Monsieur swehbend uper quant ! Paul ed Virginie, uter septat, altra payn quarat, ay
kwohkeer skipt ex sem precieus materia ; i rid ep iam kam ep un ekwu ; ed Mme Aubain ay
forbohd biuces i ye cada minute, quo mortificit iam. Lakin ia khiss noroct. Id mliieke ios
milieu hieb smohlden ays aytan.

Khamsis, nityi eegwehme ad likes un partie os boston. Félicité ee-preparet in perodhia ia
cartes ed ia gverehtors. Ee-arrivent ye exact-ye oct saat, ed ee-asimatent pre id oindem saat
frid.

Mundies aghyerns, is brocanter qui logit engwn id allee eesternt ghom sien schrots. Dind id
urb eepehldt med un vocdrehnen, quei se eeblandent ekwenhingols, agnenblehghens,
swinengrundyens, con id stump blosk iom carretts i id strad. Circum middien, kun id mercat
eet chepranst, eeprehpt ep id soyl un veut bulando nowngmin, samt kulah slahn retro ed
vreg nas, so eet Robelin, is farmer os Geffosses. Pau wakt pos, eet Liébard, is farmer os
Toucques, smulk, eroudh, obese, vehsend un greiso jaquet ed gamascha samt sperens.
Bo eeschehnkent iri sutrice hens au caises. Félicité semper ee-distaraght ir hilas ; ed ee-
abgwahnt namosti dia iam.

Ye sem zamans, Mme Aubain eebiht faungmoenen, ab iom marquese os Gremanville, oin
om sien onclens, ruinen ab ayars ed qui eegwivt in Falaise ep id senst perakendes os sien
araszi. Ee-arrivit semper ye obeddsaat, con un keapay puddel qual pods eemurdareihnt
vasya meubles. Nespekent sien efforts kay kwehke gentleman pati ayre sien hat ielgs kun is
ee-sayct : « marhoum mien pater », eys adet eereict ed is eeschehnct sib glas pos glas, ed
mlu khalazats. Félicité iom eepusct tun extro polite-ye :

– Yu sollte ses strak nun, Monsieur de Gremanville ! Tiel mox !

Ed ia eezaghyant id dwer.

Ia eeghyant id khalal ant M. Bourais, prever wakile. Eys albh cravat ed eys kalvtat, id
haussal os eys camiss, eys ample brun redingote, eys weidos os oisnifes tabak beughend-ye
sien brakh, eys hol person eedeught in iam tod trouble quetro id spectacle iom extraordinar
wirs nos bringht.

Dat is eemanaget ia vetats as Madame, is ee-kyalbehndt-se con iam unte hors in id maktab
os Monsieur, ed semper eebayt se compromitte, eerespectet aunfin-ye id magistrature,
eepretendt sagve latin.

Kay bedarse amat-ye i purts, is im dahsit ka hadia un geographia grehvenbuk. Eent kips ex
tienxia, em ptorkufyet anthropophags, uns kiep rabend un potnika, em bedouins in id desert,
uns kiet quel bihsit harpounen, etc.

Paul gjuchienit ta grehvens ad Félicité. Ta buir hatta ays holo literar education.

Tod im purts eet tyict ab Guyot, uno miser wir employeito ios Ratusch, fameus ob eys bell
khat, ed qui eeschiawkient sieno kniv protie sien baut.

Quan eet suadin, ee-abgwahnt aus do id farm os Geffosses.

Id ghehrd est kleitut, id domo medsu id ; ed id mar, dalgi, prehpt kam un greis gloi.

Félicité eestract ex sien sack fels os srig miems, ed ee-obeddent in un appartment sekwos id
melgarie. Eet id saul etiloikw unios nun disparihn yowrlanliew. Id tapete ios sten, nun
lumpic, eeweipt sekwent ia airdrunas. Mme Aubain eeclihnt sien chol, uperkwohlmt ab
mehmens ; i purts neti eedeursent bahe.

– Leicte ghi ! Eeayt ia.

Ee-diswarpent.

Paul eesteight do id horgn, eekapt avs, ee-ricocheteiht petras ep id poul, we eetundt med un
gazd ia taungh butts qua eeclanghent kam tamburs.
Virginie eefoddert i cuincules, ee-precipitet-se kay karpe blou flors, ed id okutat aysen
jambs ee-aunstehct aysa smulk altien pantalons.

Ye sem osyern vesper, i likw unte ia charagahs.

Id hilal beluc un deilo ios waurn, ed uno nebule swohbh kam un scharf uper ia sinuositats
ios Toucques. Auxi, keihndi medsu id travos, spohc sakwn-ye ti quar menscens prighange.
In id trit bred, oiks oistieur ub, dind skip un rund ant ians. - « Mae bayte ! » iey Félicité ; ed
murmurend un sorte os riouda, ia bruk id regv ios prokwst ; is parvols, alyi imiteer iom. Bet
quan id sehkwndo charagah buit tohrt, un athime mugeihsa lud. Eet un taur quom kohl id
nebule. Is oistohmb kye bo gwens. Mme Aubain sa-drahsit.

– No ! No ! Minter oku !

Ias lakin stiup meis-ye jaldi, ed ieur aptos un stets proscher swehner annem. Eys kaphs,
kam hammers, stiemp id gras ios lung ; eno nun galoppit ! Félicité vols ed wul dwighesor
ardhplacks qua ia xubh do eys okwi. Is clih sieno snas, scussit sien horns ed tremblit ob
furor mugeihnd-ye horrible-ye. Mme Aubain, ye id bud ios charagah con sien dwo magvens,
iskwit strehmghalv quer upergwahe id barrier. Félicité dar stohmb retro ant iom taur, ed
dayim xubh travgrunza qua blins iom, menxu ia cricit :

– Spehdte ! Spehdte !

Mme Aubain stighit ghom id grov, puscit Virginie, Paul dind, fiell plurs peitend-ye
beglehme id taluss, ed samt pelu courage vikamyieb.

Is taur hieb trohngen Félicité protiev un leuxmen ios barrier ; eys bava gwohl do ays
enokwo, unte plus oin secunde is proe-exgventeriet iam. Is hieb kafi wakto kay sniges inter
dwo stanghs, ed is piwon biest, alnos surpris, hielt.

Tod wakya, unte pelu wetsa, buit un conversation topic in Pont-l'Evêque. Félicité traxit neid
gurur, ne hatta aumend ia hieb kwohrn semject heroyic.

Virginie beswurgh iam exclusive-ye ; - iamghi gvolit, sekwos ays dekhschat, uno nerveus
illat, ed Mr. Poupart, is liek, riedh ia marbalnias os Trouville.

Unte tod tid, ne eent meg perikwohlt. Mme Aubain istifsier, consultit Bourais, kwohr
garwis, kam pro un long safer.

Ays paquets buit abwohghen perdini, in id carrett os Liébart. Posdini, so brigh dwo ekwens,
ex qui uter hieb un gwenseddel, samt un zamtclinter ; ed ep id cloin dwoters un rollt mantel
skip un genis sedd. Mme Aubain rid tel, apter iom. Félicité maimouriesc med Virginie, ed
Paul sess ep iom asel os Mr. Lechaptois, laynen sub condition os meg kaure de iom.

Id strad eet tem khako quem ids octo kilometers nieudheer dwo saats. I ekwi dub tiel uper ir
kaps do mudh, ed wip brusk-ye ir cloins kay salge tetos ; we i stus protiev ia weghias ;
alyes, i tohrb skande. Ia ekwa os Liébart, ye sem stets, stopit fauran. Is intizier ke sa
trohtyit ; ed is tolkit dei persons quim vetats lizd id strad, addeihnd iri storia sema moral
reflexions. Also, medsu Toucques, kun i rid pri fensters qua trapeols periembh, is sieyg,
samt un plecten :

– Ena, Mme Lehoussais, sib hat payght un yuwen...

Félicité ne ieur id reste ; i ekwi troht, is asel galoppit ; quanti gwahr unte un paund, un
barrier buit wohrten, dwo pwarns prohp, ed i stigheer ghom ant id sruskwrnt, ep idpet
dwersoyl.

Ia mater Liébard, dyehrcus sien potnia, bevisit sien megil joy. Ay servit un obedd, quer eent
beufregv, schkembeh, blutwurst, kierk fricassee, spoimic cormat, un compotentarte ed eau-
de-vie pruns, samt un wolga politessen ad Madame qua kwohk waler, ad Mademoiselle biht
« schungjin », ad Monsieur Paul aunsam-ye « nerterascus », aun myehrse ir defuncts
grandparents, qui i Liébarts hieb gnohn, serviceneund id familia pon plur generations. Id
farm hieb, kam i, sem awkweit. Ia tavanbalks eent vehrmsaup, ia walls dumkyohrnen, ia
giams duilgreis. Un aigen dressuar tohl vasyalg samans, potires, stinscetils, wolfenkapans,
owennojits ; un enormo sringa glihihsit i magvens. Vasya drus iom tri ghehrds hieb auter
baungs ye sien base, we in sien urads un wiskchuff. Id wind hieb nivolvihn plurs. Ia hieb
recrohscen ab ir medio ; ed vasya flexeer sub id wakel iren appels. Ia dakhs, lik ad brun
zamt ed uns inegal tuge, resisteer ia nertst windcutts. Lakin id carpentia gadriebh. Mme
Aubain sieygit ia permeidiet ed wohl redverwnes i yugsments.

Dar oin pwolhor buit tohrpto pre nake Trouville. Id smulk caravan hielt pre upergwahe ia
Ecores, un behrg hangend uper navs ; ed tri minutes serter, ye id bud ios quie, entreer id
ghehrd ios Agneau d'or, bay mater David.

Virginie, yant ia presta diens, khiss minter slab, resultat ios airchange ed ios action iom
balnias. Ia eenigviet in camiss, bila yukwi ; ed ays bays ee-reduit iam in un doaner kalive
quod eedaught im balnyers.

Posmiddiens, eereident con iom asel trans ia Roches-Noires, ye id gon os Hennequeville. Id
paund preter stigh inter travplordalins samlik ad parks, dind arrivit ep un plateau quer
alterneer breds ed plught aghers. Ye id leizdo ios wegh, in id gacrohscos iom brimbels,
stieur arfuls ; ter ed cer, un bulando turso schajra riss protiev id azur sem zigzaghs med sien
ozda.

Quasi semper eerahatent in un lung, samt Deauville levter, Le Havre dexter ed front-ye id
hol mar. Id eet solargu, glat kam un specule, tem mliako quem ids murmure eet aurt ; kohlt
gurobels eepipent ed id platu akmen eestect to hol. Mme Aubain, seddend, eekmehnt sien
syumenwehrg ; Virginie prokwem iam eetreict yoins ; Félicité eekarpt lavande flors ; Paul,
quom to eeplictisset, ee-abgwahskwt.

Alyes, peromus id Toucques, eepaurskent kiauts. Id ebb eeaunstehct mareghis, pectenkiauts,
medusas ; ed i magvi eedrahnt, kay sizes skumflockens qua id wind ee-forpleuct. Ia sneud
flutts, fallend-ye ep id sand, ee-disvolvent engwn id strand ; id oistrohc tiel vidleus, yed ye
landgon hieb ka limite ia dunes qua separeer id ud id Marais, lung tem weur que un asprese.
Quan eereikent unte her, Trouville, ye id bud ep id kleitu ios coteau, pos ielg stieup
eecrehsct, ed med sien quant inegal doms eekwehct se paydrane do un vessel disaurdhen.
Ye pior chalda diens, ne ee-salgent ir kamer. Id blindend exokweitert xud luce stanghs inter
ia miecha iom jalousien. Neid blosk in id village. Niter, ep id trotuar, nimen. Tod spohrt
silence ee-auct id sakwnia iom jects. Dalgi, ia hammers iom calfats eestampent scrocks, ed
un gwaru brise eebringht id rayha ios katran.

Id magno laab eet id reiken iom barks. Yant ia hieb uperhaulen ia schamanduras, ia ee-
inkapent lavire. Ir seghels ee-descendent tiel ia dwo tridels iom masten ; ed, iro trinquete
tumt kam un ball, ia eevoghent perodh, eesneigent in id gaclapos iom volns, tiel medsu id
port, quer eet fauran fundarn. Dind, id nauk eeplacet-se protiev id quie. Ies matroses
eexeubhent uperbord palpitend piskens ; uno massaf om carretts eeskehpte iens, ed gwens
vehsend cotoncolpaks ee-elanent-se kay ghende ia corbhs ed kunes ir manns.

Oin ex ians sem dien wohkwit Félicité, qua pau pos entrit id kamer, hol joyeus. Ia hieb
trohft un swester ; ed Nastasie Barette, esor Leroux, prohp, dehrjend un ditil protie sien
pizdan, med dexter hand alyem magv. Levter quem ia un lytil yungh samt peungsta ep sien
hinks ed id berett ep id aur.

Pos oin quardel hor, Mme Aubain cungid iam.

Eent semper incontren prokwem id cucin, au unte ravans. Is mann eet naiwo viden.

Félicité vistyohrg i. Ia kieup im un blanquet, camissa, un ochag ; okwivid-ye profiteer iam.
Tod sliebe irritit Mme Aubain, qua eti ne kiem ia familiaritats ios nepot, - isghi sieyg « tu »
aysi son ; - ed, dat Virginie kwies ed dat id saisono neti eet khauris, i rik Pont-l'Evêque.

Mr. Bourais exclarit iam de id cheus uns collegium. Tod os Caen ghohld ka id gohdst. Paul
buit yisto tetro ; ed sieyg bolt-ye sien adieus, satisfacen de gwahe gwive in un dom quer is
habiet dustens.

Mme Aubain se resignit ei dalgses os sien son, ob to eet lasim. Virginie mohn stets minter
de. Félicité regretit eyso thambra. Men un occupation gwohm ad distrage iam. Ab Natal, ia
duxit cadadien iam pieg do catechisme.

III

QUAN ia hieb gnubohdt, ia eeghanct perodh sub id hogo kyrknav inter id double ligne iom
stuls, eeghyant id benk as Madame Aubain, ee-seddt ghom, ed ee-ambiglect.

Ies pwarns dexi, ias piegs levi, eeplehnt ia cuvoukels ios khor ; is pleban eestaht prokwem
id lectrin ; ep un vitral ios apsis, is Iser Ansu epkih iam Virgen ; alyo iam skieu genuend ant
iom Purt-Jesus, ed apter id tabernacle, un dreun grupp kip Sainto Michel qui gvohn iom
ogvi.

Is pryster lohg preter un bragvyen ios Iser Historia. Ia credih vide id paradays, id deluge, id
tor os Babel, hol urbs in flammes, mehrnd folks, volviht idols ; ed ia gwup ex tod mentarg id
respect ios Ubsell ed id baysa os eys grassab. Dind ia pliengit kleund-ye id Passion. Ma hieb
ies crucifix iom, quige kyarihsit i magvens, piut ia meneghs, schifit i blinds, ed hieb volen,
ob mliieke, gnahe medsu i paupers ep id gworgwor unios mandra ? Ia sehsas, ia ghiesens, ia
torcules, tasmee familiar jects de qua tolct id Euanghelium eewehse in ays gwit ; Divs
prigumt hieb iseriht ia ; ed ia kiemit meis tender-ye iens agnens ob liubh ios Agnios, ians
columbs ob iom Iser Ansu.

Ay eemoliet fiker eys person ; isghi eet ne tik av, sontern eti un ogwn, ed alyes un annem.
Kad est eys luce quod dwajt ana ia muraischa, eysum soluko quod pusct ia nebsa, eys voco
quod harmonieuseiht clocks ; ed ia mien in un dyeia, brungend id khuldet iom murs ed id
sakwnia ios kyrk.

De ia dogmes ia ghieb neid, ne hatta se strohng ad ghabe. Is pleban eelehct, i magvi ee-
recitent, fin-ye ia eenarct ; ed ia eegehrt fauran, quan abgwahnd-ye eeclackeihnt ir klumps
ep ia flises.

Ye tod weidos, pelu kekleuvs id, uc ia id catechisme, sien religieus education esus neglegen
in sien yuwent ; ed tuntos ia imitit Virginies quanta dyinsta, fiest kam ia, se confess con iam.
Ye id Corpus Christi, ias comkwohr un reposenaltar.

Ays prest communion aziyiet iam in perodhia. Ia kieur de ia schous, id rosar, id buk, ia
guants. Kam tremblant hohlp ia ays mater ad due iam !

Unte id hol messe, ia spruv angst. Mr. Bourais ay kohl un gon ios khor ; bet just face iam, id
churd iam virgens behrnd albh crons epter ir niterslaht setaras oiskip kam uno sneigvplor ;
ed ia recognih dalgtos iam kyar magv ob ays meis kawayi coll ed ays anamnetic attitude. Id
clocko kluyt. Ia caps dientoweer ; buit un silence. Kun id orghen bikien, ies chantres ed id
menegh entonier id Agnus Dei ; dind id defilee iom pwarns inkiep ; ed pos iens, ias piegs
oistahr ub. Stieup pos stieup, ed samt yuct hands ias ghiengeer kyid hol illuminen altar,
genuer ep id presto stieupen, prim id nafore ein pos ein, ed sekwent id samaurdhen rik ira
prie-dieus. Quando buit Virgines roig, Félicité se clih kay vide iam ; ed, med id imagination
quod dahnt druv tenderesses, ay kwohk od iasswo eet sa magv ; tas enokwo bihsit ayso, tas
rogv vohs ia, tas kerd biet in ayso xiongbu ; kun vahsit ghyane sien stohm, cludend-ye sien
oklids, ia quasi disbayaldissit.

Posdini, baygh aus, ia se presentit do id sacristia, kay is poti pleban ay dahsit id communion.
Ia prim id devotion-ye, yed ne samt id sam wohn.

Mme Aubin buwskwit sien dugter un accomplihn person ; ed dat Guyot ghohd doce neter
englisch ni music, ia karrier enpensione iam bi ians Ursulines os Honfleur.

Ia magv nel-ye objexit. Félicité kwohster, pehndend Madame rhayr-kheissas. Dind ia mohn
kad ays potnia ieg prabh. Talg jects udcompetenceer iam.

Bad, sem dien, un veuto diligence stopit ant id dwer ; ed tetos sielg una munkin po
Mademoiselle. Félicité klas id bagage ep id tavandeck, berul iom cocher, ed dehsit do id
coffer six pots om murabbas ed douzen piren, con un bouquete om menexis.
Virginie, ye id sensto moment, buit lambhen ab uno mier sleuct. Ia glieb sienu mater qua
biuc ayso chol, repeteihnd-ye :

– Hay ! Courage ! Courage !

Id ubgwader buit slaht ub, id coch fortrohc.

Tun Mme Aubain khiss newal ; ed unte id vesper ays quant prients, domestia Lormeau,
Mme Lechaptois, ias potnikas Rochefeuille, Mrs. de Houppeville ed Bourais gwohm ad
console iam.

Ses beghis sien dugter preter meg-ye gvolit iam. Yed tris hevdi eedact un brev ud iam, ye
alya diens eescript ay, eespasseret in sien garden, eeleist lyt, ed ye tod weidos eepleht id
kenos iom hors.

Aghyerns, ob adet, Félicité ee-entrit Virginies kamer, ed eespehct ia walls. Iam eeplictisset
neti tehrbe pehctum ayso kays, schneurtum ays bautins, lyeictum iam do ays crovat, - ed
neti mudam visym eys latif enokwo, neti dehrjtum ays hand quan ias com ee-salgent. In sien
kassala ia pit mehsge dantelle. Ays pior gwaur finghers eebrehgent ia siouls ; ia eewehnt
neid, hieb lusen swehpen, sekwent sien werd, eet « enderminen ».

Kay « se distrage », ia prohg ke poiss primes sieno nepot Victor.

Is eegwehmt mingos pos id Messe, samt pemb gians, barexiongbu, ed odend kam id rur is
hieb tohrt. Fauran, ia eesternt id meja. Ee-obeddent face mutu ; ed, iamswo mejend bilkull
lyt kay spare, ia eestofft iom tant med pitu quem is eenarct end-ye. Ye id prest vesperfrid, ia
ee-probeudt iom, eebeurst eys pantalon, eenodet eys cravat, ed eegwaht id krk, kneigvend ep
eys brakh samt matruwo gururo.

Eys parents semper eemaimoureihnt iom med sib udprehge semject ud iam, kam un pack
brunsuker, sapun, eau-de-vie, yando hatta denars. Is eebringht siena nippes kay ia
meremettisit ia ; ed ia ee-acceptet tod besoyn, norocta de un waurmen quod ei eedwinght
rikes.

In august, eys pater brigh iom ei cabotage.

Eet id tid iom ferias. Id reiken im purts consolit iam. Bet Paul bihsit capricieus, ed Virginie
neti hieb id oumer os bihe wohkwna med « tu », quo dehsit un zakhmat, un barrier inter
ians.

Victor gwahsit successive-ye Morlaix, Dunekyrk ed Brighton ; tsay ex ielg safer, is ay
eeschehnct un hadia. Ye id prest ker, buit un kiautencutia ; ye id dwot, un cofie-tasse ; ye id
trit, un taungh pernikbonem. Is eebellasct, hieb un weurer lendv, lyt moustache, sell frank
okwi, ed uno smulko lietern hat, kufyen caudtro kam un pilote. Is eezalisset iam, ay narrend-
ye storias samt nautenargot.

Semo mundie, dien 14 Jul 1819 (ia ne myohrs id tarikhe), Victor mohld is eet hoyert pro un
voyage, ed, unte uperposdini noct, med id lignenav ex Honfleur, fortrehciet ad joine sien
schouner quod sollit disfundare mox ex le Havre. Is saferiet, maghses, unte dwo yars.

Id prospect uns talg absence desolit Félicité ; ed kay ei sayge iter adieu, credie vesper, pos id
dinner as Madame, ia uwit gsietaus, ed ghieng ub ia quar leuks qua separe Pont-l'Evêque ud
Honfleur.

Quan ia buit ant id Calvar, vice tournes levtro, ia tour dextro, se forghieng in verfts, rik sien
itner ; leuds ia wohkwit ay riedh spehde. Ia begir id navpehldend bassin, hurt palamars.
Dind id terrain ghemiesc, luces cruceer mutu, ed ia credih ses foll, dyehrcend-ye ekwens in
id waurn.

Ana id quie, alyi hingoleer, dekhschaten ab id mar. Un palank ieyr i dind sklas i do uno nav,
quer wieurg mussafers inter cormatbutts, caise kista, grainsacks ; eent aurn hens kane, is
capitan rughiet ; ed un yungho naknigv olan-ye ep id davit, indifferent dia to hol. Félicité,
qua ne hieb recogniht iom, cricit « Victor ! » ; is oispohc ub ; ia se elien, quan id layter buit
fauran stract.

Id lignenav, pri quod gwens sohngv, sielg id port. Idso spant crieck, ia gwaurod volns bich
ids bug. Id seghel hieb wohrt. Nimeneti buit vis ; - ed, ep id meunargwrntihno mar, id
disprohp kam un sword gloi.

Félicité, regwahnd-ye pri id Calvar, mohldskwit ad Div quo ia meist kyarih ; ed ia mohld
diu, stahnd, sien face madhen ab dakrus, spehcend ub kya nebhs. Id urb swohp, doaners
oispassereer ; ed wed fiell aunstop unte ia torms ios sclus, samt un torrentblosk. Dwo saat
swohn.

Id parluar ne ghyahiet ant diewo. Un chitay weidwos balahniet Madame ; ed, nespekent sien
desire os biuces alter magv, ia gwirliey. Ias herbehrgspiegs oisbud, kun ia entrit Pont-
l'Evêque.

Isghi sekia vahsit fanzowe unte munts ep ia flotts ! Eys prever safers ne hieb dekhschaten
iam. Ex England ed Breithen nohs anghen. Bet America, ia Colonias, ia Insules eent
forlyohct in un rhayr-yakin iklime, ye alter bud ios mund.

Tuntos mohn Félicité tik de sieno nepot. Unte suadindiens, ia se aziyiet de teurst ; quan eet
rlayu, biey pro iom dayir keraun. Kleund-ye id wind quod grohm in id camin ed abblahsit ia
arduases, ia vis iom titundmen ab tod sam storm, atopp un bohncto mast, eys hol corpos
supihn, sub un skumwakel ; autah, - mehmen ios grehvengeographia -, is bihsit praess ab i
yeambans, kapt in un shienrlin ab kieps, eet mehrnd engwn un deserto strand. Ed naiw
eetolct ia de ta sweurghs.

Mme Aubain hieb alya amiwa de sien dugter.

Ias suors iam pohnd preihplen yed delicate. Id lytst emotion ee-erght iam. Ia tohrb tyehgve
piano.

Ays mater nieudh ud id convent un regular correspondence. Sem aghyern kun is postaliono
ne hieb gwohmt, ia impatientiesc ; ed ia gigwahsit in id sall, ex sien stron ad id fenster. To
eet druve-ye extraordinar ! Pon quar diens, nia novs !

Kay husurskwe iam med sien exempel, Félicité sieyg ay :

– Ego, Madame, dakneum neideti pon six munts !...
– Ud quel tar ?...

Ia slouga jawieb mliak-ye :

– Men... ud mien nepot !
– Ah ! Vies nepot !

Ed, plectus, Mme Aubain stioupyit, quo mieyn : « Io ne mohn de !... Eti, ne kauro de ! Un
yungh, un gheus, quod un besoyn !... menxu mien dugter... Mehnte ghi !... »

Félicité, quayque obischnuet ad kieurde, buit indignat contra Madame, poskwo myohrs.

Ay kwohk hol simple luses sieno ment ob iam pieg.

Bo magvi hieb un egal importance ; un diemen os ays kerd unicit i, ed ir beurts dohlg ses id
sam.

Is apotheker manthih iam od Victors vecel hieb arrivet do Habana ; is hieb list tod istikhbara
in un gazette.

Ob ia cigars, ia eefikert Habana ka un land quer ee-dideument, ed Victor eekwehliet bayna
negros in un tabaknebh. Ghohd anghen « sei necessar » koimrikes per land ? Kam dalg eet
tod ud Pont-l'Evêque ? Kay woide to, ia suwiel Mr. Bourais.

So sizit sien atlas, dind bigjuchienit ia longitudes ; ed is bohr un bell pedanto smeih ant iam
perbluftu Félicité. Bad, med sien portcrayon, is dik, in ia sbehrdmens uns ovalios gloi, un
sword, nekwahim point, addeihnd-ye « Ener. »

Ia se clih kyid map ; tod netwehrg lignen strakihsit ays vid aun doce ay ject : ed Bourais
invitevs iam ad sayge quo embarassit iam sa prohg iom kem ay deikiet id dom quer bieytel
Victor. Bourais liv sien brakh, sternuit, glihsit enorm-ye ; un liko candor excitit eyso joy ; ed
Félicité ne ghieb ids grund, - kad ia exspectit vide hatta id portrait sienios nepot, tantghi
begrancet eet ays intelligence !

Penkdem serter, Liébard, ye id mercatsaat kamadet, entrit id cucin ; ed ay uperdehsit un brev
quod ays daiwer yis ay. Neuter sagvend lises, ays potnia buit prohgen.

Mme Aubain, qua hissieb ia schaks unios mehsgmen, pos tod prokwem se, expechiet id
brev, trohs, ed, med un khafi voc, spehcend nitos.

– Un bieda... vos est mohlden. Vies nepot.
Is hieb mohrn. Neid meis eet saygen de.
Félicité se fallsis ep un stul, kneigvend cap-ye protiev id tabique, ed clusit sien lids, qua bihr
pemb fauran. Dind, samt clihn chol, hangend hands, starnd okwi, ia repetihsit intervall-ye :

– Orm lytil karl ! Orm lytil karl !

Liébard dyi iam kwehsternd-ye. Mme Aubain tremblit lyt.

Ia propos ay faungmoene aysu swester, in Trouville.

Félicité responsit med un geste ia ne wien to.

Buit un silence. Is wir Liébard kohns dohbro sgwehme. Tun ia sieyg :

– To est neid pro i !

Ays cap nifiell ; ed machinal-ye, ia ieyr ex tid do tid ia longa nadhs ep id wehrgtable.

Gwens prigwahr in id ghehrd samt un bertel os smeu linen.

Dyehrcend-ye ians per ia giams, ia mohm sien laugv ; kwehrus id low perdini, ia tohrb hoyd
exlowge id ; ed ia sielg id appartment.

Ays baurd ed butt lyohg ana id Toucques. Ia xubh ep id krant un kowp camissen, slahsit ub
sien armels, ghensit sien klapadeireh ; ed ia nert cutts ia bir eent aurta tiel in ia nieber
gardens. Ia lungs eent tuich, id wind sroht id rivier ; in ids bund, koviles kriemp, kam
kaysars em cadavers flottend in id wed. Ia enderwaursit sien gvol, tiel id vesper buit meg
bolt ; bet in sien kamer, ia cess, brous ep sieno matrass, sien lige in id wangher, ed bo
peungsta protie sien tempers.

Meg serter, ud iomswo capitan os Victor, ia gnohsit ia circumstances os eys fin.

Is hieb esen pior phlebotomisen in id hospital, ob id gehlbfeber. Quar lieks dier iom sammel.
Is hieb mohrn fauran, ed is chef hieb saygen :

– Gohd ! Plus oin !

Eys parents hieb semper traiten iom barbar-ye. Ia mil ne revide i ; ed i ne bud iam, ob
myehrsen, au sakhtia em misers.

Virginie slabiesc.

Waurgs, kwast, un continual feber ed streis ep ia gianosta aunkohlder sem deub illat. Mr.
Poupart hieb radhen uno mukam in Provence. Mme Aubain karrierit pro to, ed habiet fauran
brighen tsay sien dugter hem, sei Pont-l'Evêque ne habiet habt tod climat.

Ia trohv un arrangement con un wogharendator, qui eewehght iam do id convent ardies. Est
in id garden un terrasse samt ijmal uper id Seine. Virgine eespasseret ter brakh in brakh con
iam, ep ia fallt waynerwaraks. Semkers, id diewo per ia nebhs ay eedwinght mices, menxu
ia eespehct ia seghels dalgi ed id hol horizont, pon id castell os Tancarville tiel ia phars os
Le Havre. Dind eerahatent sub id luba. Ays mater sib hiebit procuret un schaffel os excellent
Malaga vin ; ed gleihnd kun ay ee-enfallt se medvnes, ia eedrehnct dwo slungs ex id, ne
meis.

Ays gwis reprohp. Osyern dohn lent-ye. Félicité rassurit Mme Aubain. Bet, ye un vesper kun
ia hieb gwahn ambhkauptum in id ihatta, ia incontrit ant id dwer id cabriolett os Mr.
Poupart ; ed is eet in id vestibule. Mme Aubain nodit sien hat.

– Dahte mi mien gverehtor, mien beurs, mien guants ! Hayte meis oku !

Virginie hieb uno pneumonia ; kad eet aunspeh.

– Ne bad ! Iey is liek.

Ed bo stigh do id wogh, sub twehrnda sneigvflockens. Vahsit nehkwe ed meg srigehsit.

Félicité se precipitit do id kyrk, kay dahe un schama. Dind ia aptercurs id cabriolett, quod ia
naviex oin hor serter, skiend dexios aptos, quer is antgrip ia torsades, quan ay enfiell : « Id
ghehrd ne eet cluden ! An furs enbrehgient ? » Ed ia stigh ex.

Posdini, yant octent, ia se presentit bei Doctor. Is hieb gwirlayn dind riken rur. Poskwo ia
mien in id herbehrg, credeihnd od negnohts bringhient sem brev. Bad, ye prue, ia stigh do id
diligence kye Lisieux.

Id convent lyohg ye id bud uns bergwnt gatva. Medsu, ia ieur stragna swons, un
daunoscampan. « Est pro alyens » mohn ia ; ed Félicité kschongit gvalt-ye.

Pos plur minutes, ia akowsicit kye sapats qua se sohlk, id dwer enderghyahsit, ed una
munkin prohp.

Ia Suor hieb id regret os sayge od « ia hieb just oisliten ». Sammel, id daunoscampan os
Saint-Léonard redoublit.

Félicité ghohd do id dwot etage.

Yant id soylo ios kamer, ia dyohrc Virginie lyehgend regv-ye, samt yugen hands, ghyanen
stohm ed supiht cap sub un swordo cruce clihn kyam, inter ia still cortins, minter pall quem
ays enokwo. Mme Aubain, pod id cubh quod ia dohrj in sien brakhs, emiss agonia forslungs.
Ia Igumena stahsit, dexi. Tri schamdans ep id commode xubh rudh glois, ed id nebule
blieychit ia fensters. Munkins abnihr Mme Aubain.

Unte dwo nocts, Félicité ne likwit iam mortu. Ia repetih ia sam prehgens, aspers ia charsafs
med agiasme, rik sedde, ed dyi iam. Ye id end os preter daunoswakht, ia kieusit od id
enokwo hiebit gohlben, ia lipps moderascen, id nas anghascen, ia okwi duben. Ia biuc plurs
ia ; ed ne habiet spruft un immense staunos sei Virginie habiet reghyant ia ; pro lik atmens id
supernaturalest hol simple. Ia tualettit iam, vulbh iam do ays kafan, lyig iam do ayso jenasa,
sreg ayso chol, ster ayso kays. Id eet blond, ed extraordinar-ye long pro ays oumer. Félicité
segit oin teug fitil tetos, quos dwidel ia snig do sien pizdan, gwaukana de mae aiwo
disfanghe id.

Id nayv buit intikalen do Pont-l'Evêque, sekwent quo Mme Aubain iskwit, sohkwit-ya id
daunoswogh, in un clmus wogh.

Pos uno messe, tohrbeer plus tri horquardels pre nake id cemtier. Paul ghieng perodh, ed
sluct. Mr. Bourais eet apter, dind i principal weikers, ias gwens, dund sword kehlders, ed
Félicité. Ia sohgnit de sieno nepot, ed khakend sepules iom, hieb dar meis aytan, kamsei
habient begrabht iam con alter.

Mme Aubain sbei desperation buit aunlimite.

Preter pamrlien ia contra Div, iom pehndend neprabh ob ghendus ays dugter, - iam, qua hieb
naiwo harmt, ed quas conscience eet tem pur ! - Bet no ! Ia habiet tohrpto bringhes iam do
Provence. Alyi lieks habient salven iam ! Ia ee-accuset se, ee-joinskwt iam, eecriet in gjiano
medsu sien drehms. Oin, uper ceters, ee-obseddt iam. Eys mann, trakhto do matrose, eereict
ex un long voyage, ed ee-sayct ay plangend-ye od is eet wohlt abnihes Virginie. Tun ee-
deliberent kay aunstehge un kulk semloc.

Sem ker, ia rik ex id garden, taraght. Just (ia dik id stet) hieb ay is pater ed ia dugter appariht
ein pos ein, ed ne moveer ; i spohc iam.

Unte plur munts, ia mien in sien kamer, inert. Félicité objurgit iam swadh-ye. Ia tohrb se
conserve pro sien son, ed pro alter, in mehmen « as iam ».

– « Iam ? » namlu Mme Aubain, kamsei ia gehriet. Ah ! Ya !... ya !... Yu ne myehrste
iam !

Allusion de id cemtier, quod ay hieb esto scrupuleus-ye forbohdt.

Félicité eegwaht id ielg dien.

Ye exact-ye quar saat, ia eeghanct pri ia doms, eesteight id caust, eeghyant id barrier, ed ee-
arrivet ant Virginies grabh. Eet uno smulk colunn ex pembo marmor, samt un flise ye sien
base, ed zangirs qua ghohrd un kapos. Ia lekhas disparihr sub un florencovehr. Ia eeoxt ir
waraks, ee-udnovt id sand, eegenuet kay meis-ye suaare id ghom. Mme Aubain, quan ia
mieghit gwehme tetro, spruv sem rehmen, un genos os consolation dank to.

Dind yars abdohn, quanta lik, ed aun alya episodes quem id reiken iom megil Festen, Pask,
Assumption, Samen. Hemwakyas dahr tarikhes, quibs eset refert serter. Also, in 1825 dwo
glasers blieych id vestibule ; in 1827, un portion ios tect, fiell do id ghehrd gnebh prosch un
wir. Ye liento 1828, buit ad Madame schehnke id anafer ; Bourais, unte tod zaman,
absentiesc mysterieus-ye ; ed lyt ed lyt i sabikas likweer : Guyot, Liébard, Mme Lechaptois,
Robelin, is oncle Gremanville, srom diutos.

Ye semo noct, is weghtor ios diligence mohld in Pont-l'Evêque id Jul Revolution. Un nov
sub-prefect, oika diens serter, buit taukilen : baron de Larsonnière, ex-consul in America, ed
con quom gwiveer, ulter eys gvibh, eysa gelou con tri potnikas, ja terwn. Ops eent dyohrct
ep ir gason, vehsend sem leikend blouses ; ias ieygw uno negro ed un papagall.
Faungmoeneer Mme Aubain, ed vice-versa. Yant ias prohp dalgi, Félicité accurs kay warne.
Bet tik oin jecto ghohd emove iam, ia brevs ud ays son.

Is khiek sehkwe un carriere, se fordrehnkend in creschmas. Ia eepayght eys dulgs ; is
eekwehrt alya ed Mme Aubain sbei kwehsters, quando sa eemehsct claus id fenster,
eeghehdent ad Félicité, qua eewehrt sien jentera in id cucin.

Com eespasserent engwn id espalier ; ed semper eetolkent de Virginie, daumend kweter solg
ject habiet iam plaisen, in talg waurmen quo ia habiet shayad saygen.

Ays quant lytil res occupeer un dulap in id dwicubh kamer. Mme Aubain inspexit ia bilkull
minst ops. Sem lientdien, ia se resignit ; ed matils abpluk ex id schkaf.

Ays rogvs eent ardehn sub un plank quer lyohg tri pupps, kwerkels, samans, ays leghenn. Ias
oistraxeer kathalika ia jupons, ia choraps, ia handchirks, ed oister ia ep ia dwo cubhs, pre
reklehnge ia. Id sol beluc ta orm objects, skaund-ye ia glois, ed diplas formen ab ia movs ios
corpos. Id air eet warm ed blou. Unis mesel dwitsker, hol kwecto gwivit in un profund
swiedhe. Ias retrohv un smulko plyschat, samt long drighs ed kara color. Bet id eet hol
gvudpraess. Félicité demandit id pro se. Bo stier ad mutu, ir okwi pohld med dakrus ; bad ia
potnia ghyien sien brakhs, ia sloug se xubh inter, ed bo strig mutu, satisfacend ir gvol in un
glaben quod egalih ians.

Tod eet id prest ker irs gwit, Mme Aubain ne esend uns demonstrative buhsa. Félicité buit
schakir dia iam de to kam de un barakat, ed tuntos kyarih iam samt bestial devotion ed
religieus dyeia.

Id dabronia os ays kerd antslohnk.

Quan ia eeaurt in id strad ia tamburs unios marchend regiment, ia eestaht ant sien dwer samt
un potire cormat, ed schohnk drehnk ibs soldats. Ia iliej kholera sieugs. Ia protexit iens
Polecs, ed buit hatta oin qui declarit wehdskwe iam. Bet ia pigher de iom ; semghi aghyern,
tsay ex id Angelus, ia trohv iom in sien cucin, quetro is hieb-se introducen, ed serven sib un
vinaigrette met is mejit sakwn-ye.

Pos iens Polecs, buit pater Colmiche, un geront quiwert hieb commiss horrors in 1793. Is
gwivit ana id rivier, in id gadrab uns khlev. Ies sekias eeglegent iom per ia bidna ios mur, ed
ei eexeubhe kaghels, qua eefallent ep eys crovatach, quer is eelyehct, dayim scuss ab un
cattarho, samt meg longo kays, oidpreusend lids, ed ep sien brakh un tumor taungher quem
sien cap. Ia ei procurit linen, pit puwnes eys tugur, sohgnit de bewikes iom in id baukeina,
quer is ne habiet oisturben Madame. Quan id cancer hieb pungen, ia tiers cadadien id arus,
ei brigh placunt, iom lyig possowel ep uno mukht ; ed is orm geront, bavend-ye ed
tremblend-ye, dienk iam med sien sgwesen voc, baynd luses iam ; rexit sien hands yant is
vis iam abgwahe. Is mohr ; ia schohnk uno messe pro id rahat os eys atmen.

Ye tod dien, ay ubgwohm uno megil noroc : ye id moment ios dinner, is negro os Mme de
Larsonnière se presentit, dehrjend iom papagall in eys cage, con id gazd, id zangir ed id
lokat. Un bild ias Baronne mohld ad Mme Aubain od, ays man esend promoto do un
prefecture, i mutawik hovesper ; ed ia prohg iam kem acceptiet tom av ka souvenire ed
weitwoddia os ays namos.

Is diutos occupit Félicités imagination, isghi gwohm ex America ed tod werd iam tem
mehmih Victor quem ia istifsier bei negro. Sem ker ia hieb hatta saygen :

– Madame ghi esiet noroct de habe iom !

Is negro hieb upersayct id lafz ad sien potnia, qua, khakend gwupes iom, abdehsit ithan iom
ud se.

IV

EYS nam eet Loulou. Eys corpos eet glend, id bors eysen ptergs glend, ed eys perkyu
golden.

Bet is hieb id strakeihndo mania om dehnke sien gazd, wules sien ptors, skendhes sieno
mergis, volvihes id wed siens vanna ; Mme Aubain, quay is hiebit bihn uno nap, iom dahsit
proaiw ad Félicité.

Ia enderghens bedarse iom ; mox is repetih : « Khauris pwarn ! Servus, poti ! Sellamat
Maria ! » Is eet placet prokwem id dwer, ed plurs eestaunent is ne eeantwehrdient ei nam
Jacquot, chunke est id nam vasyen papagalls. Eet comparen uni kalkoun, uni log, quo tant
eedyehgwt Félicité ! Stragn inatia os Loulou, neti bahnd yant eebiht spohcen !

Lakin ee-eiskwt hamrahsa ; mingos ghi, menxu tas potnikas Rochefeuille, Mr. De
Houppeville ed nov adic sokwis : Onfroy is apotheker, Mr. Varin ed hetmano Mathieu
eeleikent ir cartenpartie, is eekovt ia schibs med sien ptergs, ee-ambipleuct tem furieus-ye
quem eet impossible im menscims aure mutu.

Id enokw os Bourais, aundwoi, ei eekwehct baygh-ye goil. Yant is eedyehrct, ee-inkapt
glihes, glihes med sien plen gwis. Eys ilay eeklaupt in id ghehrd, id echo ee-repeteiht id, i
niebers eegwehment claus ir fensters, eegleihnt ischi ; ed, mae bihe vis ab iom papagall, Mr.
Bourais eesneict engwn id mur, keulkend-ye sien profile med sien hat, eenact id rivier dind
eegwaht unte id gardendwer ; ed eys glanez kyom av ee-aunt tenderesse.

Is kassabpwarn hiebit birn un legvo cutt ad Loulou qui sib hiebit permitten dumbes sien cap
do eys corbh ; tuntos is eepeit semper gnibhes iom trans eys camiss. Fabu iom eetehrct med
vrehnke eys coll, quayque is ne eet cruel, nespekent ia tatous ep sien brakh ed sien taugh
bakenbart. Punor ! Is anter eestyehrct iom papagall, hina, ob jovial dumos, ei docskwe
rughats. Félicité, quam ta maniers dekhschiet, placit iom in id cucin. Eys catnel buit
oistragen, ed is eepipleuct unte id dom.
Quan is eesteight ghom id drab, is eekneigvt ep ia stieupens med id kehmb os sieno snap, liv
sien dexter pod, dind id levter ; ed ia eebayt od solg tamrins ei eesturdeihient iom. Is bihsit
sieug, ghohd neter bahe ni edde. Eet sub eys dingv un tuge, kam hant hens semkers. Ia
schifit iom, rehvend-ye tod mo mien sien onkha. Mr. Paul, semdien, aun tadbir blahsit do
eys nastorms id dumos un cigar ; ye alyo ker kun Mme Lormeau excitit iom med id bors os
sien saan, so sniep ids ferrule ; bad, is forpluk-se.

Ia hieb iom posen ep id gras kay refresche iom, buit absent unte uno minute ; ed, quan ia rik,
neiseti papagall ! Preter, ia pieursk iom in ia buska, ana id wed ed ep ia tects, aun klues sien
potnia qua cricit ay :

– Warte ghi ! Ste yu foll ?

Dind, ia chohx vasya gardens os Pont-l'Evêque ; ed ia hielt i passants.

– Kwe yu ne habte viden, kjiawxieng, mien papagall ?

Tim qui ne gnohr iom papagall, ia descripsit iom. Fauran, ia credihsit enderkwites apter ia
molins, ghom id caust, un dwajend glend ject. Bet ub id caust, neid ! Un rabita-bertor ay
sigwrit is hieb incontren iom nuper in Saint-Melaine, in id butique ias mater Simon. Ia cur
tetro. Ne comprehenseer quo ia mieyn. Bad ia gwirliey exhaust, sapats in lumps,
schawngdanen ; ed, seddend ep medsu id benk, prokwem Madame, ia narrit sien hol gwayts,
quan un legvo vyige liend ep ays oms, Loulou ! Quod iblis hieb is kwohrt ? Kad hieb is
ravanen in id ihatta ?

Ay molicit ganises, we petis ia naiwo ganis.

Sekwos un srigehsa, ay ubgwohm un tonsillitis ; pau pos, un aurengvol. Tri yars serter, ia eet
boder ; ed ia bahsit baygh jahar, hatta kyrki. Quayque aysa synts habient maghen bihe aurn
aun deshonoro pro iam ni inconvenient pro alters unte id hol diocese, is poti pleban kohns
dohbro dake ays confession tik in id sacristia.

Illusora drohnas som-ee-troublent iam. Ops ay sieyg ays potnia :

– Yallah ! Kam cacavan yu ste !

Ia jawieb :

– Ya, Madame, paurskend-ye semject ambh se.

Id smulk circule aysen idees naschrohnk, ed id clockencampan, id mugeihsa iom auxen neti
existeer ! Vasyi sesi wohrg samt kabus silence. Tik oin blosk ghohd nun do ays aurs, id voc
ios papagall.

Kam pro distrage iam, is reproduxit id tick-tack ios chevirme, id acut kal uns piskenpehrner,
id seg ios stolar qui wik face ians ; ed, quan id kinkin swohn, imitit Mme Aubain.

– Félicité ! Id dwer, id dwer !
I hieb tolks, is, siswehrnd ia tri jumlas os sien repertuar, ed ia, ibs antwehrdend med ne
relevanter werds, bet qua satisfiec ays kerd. Loulou, in ays isolement eet quasi un son, un
lieubher. Is ee-udsteight ays finghers, ee-dehnkelt ays lipps, eeglehmpt ays tyulbenn ; ed, dat
ia eeclihnt sien chol yaund-ye sien cap swod naunas, ia mier plabs ios colpak ed ia ptergs
ios av com-eekreusent.

Quando nebhs eekowpent-se ed stohnter eegrehmt, is ee-emitt cries, maghses mehmend ia
aumbers os sieno gnahsashienrlin. Id rehnen ios wed spiun ab ia rinnas ee-excitet eys
delirium ; is eedwajt strehmghalv, eesteight do tavan, eevolveiht quanto, ed per id fenster
eegwaht ad waber in id garden ; bet eereict oku ep uter andeir, ed, gvehmbend kay turses
sien ptors, eedeict yando sien swayp, yando sieno snap.

Sem aghyern ios terrible winter os 1837, dehvs iom ant id vatra, ob srigos, ia iom trohv
mortu medsu eys cage, cap ghom, ed onkha in ia isern viels. Aundwoi hieb un congestiono
nict iom. Ia credihsit in un poisonen med petrosell ; ed, nespekent id absence os cada pruv,
aysa suspecens vols kye Fabu.

Ia plieng tant quem ays potnia sieyg ay :

– Hayte ! Berkyeihte iom !

Tun ia bud ad radh iom apotheker qui hieb semper esto sell pro iom papagall.

So scripsit do Le Havre. Fulan Fellacher maimouriesc med tod besoyn. Bet, dat id diligence
yando forlyohg paquets, ia karrier behre iom iaswo, tiel Honfleur.

Aunwarak aplons success mutu ana id strad. Glehdjo texit ia grovs. Kwauns bieur ambh
dorevs ; ed sien hands sub sieno mantel, samt siena smulk sword klumps ed sien sack, ia
ghieng dexios, medsu id chossee.

Ia tohr id forest, upergwahsit le Haut-Chêne, niek Saint-Gatien.

Apter iam, in un duinebh ed dribht ab id ghomsteighen, un coch precipitit-se kam un dewer
ye mier galopp. Vidend-ye tam gwen qua ne abvic, is weghtor stieusit uber quem id ghiuruk,
ed isschi surugi cricit menxu eys quar ekwi, is khiek protiedare, accelereer ir spehd ; dwo
preters oistrip iam ; med un scuss om sien oulers, is forrid i ep id rlwotou, bet furieus reliv
sien brakh, ed ye plen gwis, med sien long bich, ay bir ex gventer do chignon un tem gvaltic
cutt quem ia fiell ep sien regv.

Ays presto geste, quan ia disbayaldissit, buit ghyane sien kist. Loulou ne hieb esen harmen,
noroc-ye. Ia khiss un preus ye sien dexter gian ; ays hands qua ia dehsit ep eent rudh.
Cruoro sru.

Ia sess ep un kaghelkowp, stiemp sien lige med sien handchirk, dind ess un dvancruste ia
hieb tadbir-ye dehn do sien kist, ed se consolit de sien vurnos chehxend-ye iom av.

Arriven atopp Ecquemauville, ia dyohrc ia lucs os Honfleur qua twis in id nocto kam un
quantitat om stars ; id mar, dalger, strohcit confus-ye. Tun, un sliebe stopit iam ; ed id
misere aysios miegve, id deception ios prest liubh, id asimat os ays nepot, id mohrt as
Virginie, kam ia flutts os un schiau, comenfiell, ed, waurgend ays gurgule, blus iam.

Dind ia sprohg iom capitan ios boot ; ed aun sayge quo ia yis, iom berul.

Fellacher gwup diu iom papagall. Is promiss iom semper pro niebst hevd ; pos six munts, is
mohld id asimat uns diek ; ed buit neti tolken de. Ia bicredih naiwo Loulou reikiet. « I proe-
klohpt iom ud me ! » mohn ia.

Bad, is arrivit, - ed splendid, rect ep un druozd, quod eet screuvim do un sockel ex
mahogany, uter pod ub, samt dighmo cap, ed dehnkend uno nuce, quod is berkyer ob liubh
ios grandiose hiebit begols.

Ia kyalbohnd iom in sien kamer.

Tod stet, quetro ia admiss pauk leuds, tengicit sammel kam un capelle ed un pasar, tanta ghi
religieus ed raym items id mathmounit.

Un buland schkaf kyim id ghyanen ios dwer. Face men id fenster uperspehcend id garden,
un de okwn id ghehrd ; un table prokwem id yesmencrovat tohl un pot wed, dwo pectens, ed
un cube ex blou sapun in un srakuto taler. Eent viden protie ia murs : rosars, medayls, plur
sell Virgens, un aspersorium ex nargil ; ep id commode, drapstohgen kam un altar, id
kiauten cutia quod Victor hieb ay daht, dind un oxkan ed un ball, scribencaderns, id
grehvengeographia, un pair bautinen ; ed kata id gwozd ios specule, hangend med sien
reibos, id smulko plyschat ! Félicité ee-empraxiset tem tod genos os respecto quem ia ee-
conservit oino iom redingotes os Monsieur. Ia eeghendt pro sien kamer quanta veut jects
Mme Aubain neti eevolt. It eent artificiala flors ye id leizdo ios commode, ed id portrait ios
graf os Artois in id recess ios luckern.

Med un baan buit Loulou pagen ep un caminelement quod oistohlb do id appartement. Ielg
aghyern, quan ia eegehrt, ia eedyehct iom ye id kweitert ios octent, ed eemehmt tun ia
disparihn diens, ed insignificant actions tiel ir lytsta detayls, aun gvol, plena med sakwnia.

Communiend con nimen, ia eegwivt in uno narc as swehpghanger. Ia Corpus Christi
processions eegwinwnt iam. Ia eegwaht prehctum ians nieberins po gwaks ed khalis, kay
bellerihes id reposenaltar eedehmmen in id strad.

Kyrki, ia semper eedyeit iom Iser Ansu, ed kieusit is hieb sem samkwehkia con iom
papagall. Tod ay bihsit dar kaegi ep un Epinal kwiter, keipend id baptisme Nosters Poti.
Samt sien purpwr ptergs ed sieno smaragdo corpos, eet druve-ye Loulous portrait.

Kaupus id, ia hieng id vice iom graf os Artois, - yoitkwe ia com-eeglanzt bo. Se assocyeer in
ays ment, iom papagall wehsend saker med tod samband con iom Iser Ansu, qui bihsit
gwiver pro iam ed intelligible. Is Pater, kay wehkwe, ne hieb maghto chuses un columb
chunke ti biesti ne hant voc sontern oin im atavs os Loulou. Ed Félicité eegvehdt spehcend
id kwiter, yed ex tid do tid eevolct lyt kyom av.

Ia wohn joine ians munkins. Mme Aubain dissuas iam.
Uno muhim wakya ubgwohm : Pauls gham.

Pos esus, notarscleric preter, dind in commerce, in id Duan, in id Fisc, eti inkapus gwayts
pro ia Eaux et Forêts, trigimsixat, fauran, per un inspiration ex warwn, is hieb vreht sien
itner : id Acten Registration ! Ed bevis ter tem hog imkans quem un auditor hiebit spondiht
sien dugter iom, edghi sieno maund.

Paul, bihvso serieus, brigh iam bi sienu mater.

Ia critiquit ia swehdsa os Pont-l'Evêque, suloukit kam un capricieus princesse, offens
Félicité. Mme Aubain, pos ays asimat, khiss un rehmen.

Niebst hevd buit mathen id mohrt os Mr. Bourais, in niter Breithen, in un herbehrg. Id rumor
os un suicide buit confirmet ; dwois ludeer de eys honestia. Mme Aubain chohx eys hissabs,
mox vighieb id litania eysen kyehrsen : diswohrten rentes, kulken pehrns os dreu, fals
quittances, etc. Eti, is hieb un natural purt, ed « relations con semquam in Dozulé ».

Ta turpitudes afflixeer iam maung. In mart 1853, iam lambh un gvol in id thorax ; ays
dingvo kwohk tohgen ab dum, ia lebensweckers ne sut id waurg ; ed ye id nevto vesper ia
ann sien ramak, esend gnebh sixgimdwoat.

Ia eet crediht minter veut, ob sien brun kays, quos ricas periembh ays bleid dowmarken
enokwo. Pauk prients regreteer iam, ays maniers distancevs leuds.

Félicité riud iam, kam nimen rieudt sienens maysters. Yod Madame mohrit pre iam troubit
ays idees, ay kwohkit contrar ad schigiowng, inadmissible ed monstrueus.

Dec diens serter (id wakt tohrpt kay wehghe ex Besançon), i hereds ubgwohm. Ia snus
obsokit ia liachics, chus meubles, pohrn alters, dind rik id acten registration.

Id stron as Madame, ays gheridon, ays gverehtor, ia octo stuls eent for ! Id place iom
grehvens wierdh in gehlb quadrats medsu ia tabiques. I hieb abbohrn ia dwo cubhs, con ir
matrassa, ed in id dulap neideti etilikw ex vasya res as Viriginie ! Félicité abstigh ub,
makhmour ob aytan.

Posdini eet ep id dwer un plakat ; is apotheker cricit do ays aur od id dom eet pehrntu.

Ia vienk, ed skul sedde.

Quo desolit iam khaliban, eet linkwes sien kamer, - tem gadabo pro iom pauper Loulou !
Veulbhend-ye iom med un spect os angst, ia implorit iom Iser Ansu, ed viswohd idolater-ye
sayge sien orations, genuend ant iom papagall. Semkers, id diewo quod ee-entret per id
luckern ee-inikast-se do eys glasok, ed eegwehleiht un gwayder bam quod iam eebeuwt
extatic.

Ia hieb un rente om tricentoctgim francs, wassiyet ab sien potnia. Id garden ay eedadwt
sabzi. Dayir vesters, ia ee-aygwt sems kay vehse tiel sieno mohrt, ed eespart id beleucen
swehpend-ye yant regwos.
Ia pau ee-salct, kay vergihes id butique ios brocanter, quer eent deidikien oiks iom prev
meublen. Pon sien bayaldissen, ia ee-sesohlkit uter jamb ; ed, dat sieno nerce eeminct, ia
mater Simon, quas backalia hieb ruinet iam, eegwehmt ielg aghyern ad sege aysum
aydsmum ed pumpe jlampohn.

Ays okwi slabiesc. Ia miechstavens neti ghyahr. Pelu yars dohn. Ed id domo neter bihsit
oistajerihn, ni pohrnen.

Ibo bihe expulgen, Félicité bud nei reparation. Ia tectlattes sieup ; unte un hol ghim ays
bolster buit smeu. Pos Pask, ia spiu sehrg.

Tun ia mater Simon gwehmihsit un liek. Félicité gnohskwit quo gvolit iam. Bet, pior boder
pro aure, tik oin werd ia kwahsit : « pneumonia ». Ia pretit id, ed ia jawieb swadh-ye :

– Ah ! Kam Madame, pehndend natural sehkwe sien potnia.

Id moment iom reposenaltars gwohm proscher.

Id prest eet semper ghom id caust, id dwot ant id postamt, id trit prokwem medsu id strad.
Buir rivalitats de tod, ed ias parwoikerins vichus id ghehrd as Mme Aubain.

Waurgs ed febers ieug. Kwehre neid pro id reposenaltar gomrit Félicité. Yadi ia ghehdiet
dehe ter semject! Tun ia sohgnit de iom papagall. To ne eet dohbro, objexeer ias nieberins.
Bet is Pleban ijieb tod permission ; ia buit tem norocta de to quem ia prohg iomkem
acceptit, quan ia habiet mohrn, Loulou, sien saul rey.

Ex ardie do sabd, predien os Corpus Christi, ia kwies frequent-ye. Ye id vesper, ays lige eet
grippet, ays lipps glohmer protiev ays halks, ia bivomih ; ed posdini, ye prue, kheissend meg
newal, ia kalihsit un pryster.

Tri matrones periembh iam unte id sieugenehngwen. Dind ia declarit ia tohrbit sprehge
Fabu.

Is gwohm in mingotrakh, bfuyow in tod matam hava.

– Indeulcte mi, ieyit ia, samt un effort kay rege sien brakh, io credih yu hieb nicen
iom !

Quod mieyn solga gossips ? Suspecus iom de uno maurdh, un wir kam iom ! Ed is buit
indignat, vahsit kwehre thambra !

– Ia hat lusen sien ment, ne vidte yu ?

Félicité ex tid do tid wohkwit skadhs. Ias matrones abgwahr. Ia Simonne obess.

Lyt seter, ia ghens Loulou, ed, bringhend iom proscher Félicité :

– Hayte ! Saycte ei adieu !
Quayque is ne eet un cadaver, vehrms praesseer iom ; uter eysen ptergs eet brohgen.
Hezdion sielg eys gventer. Bet, blinda taiper, ia biuc eyso chol, ed gwup iom protie sien
gian. Ia Simonne ghens iom tsay kay dehe iom ep id reposenaltar.

V

IA charagahs odeer lient ; muschi drohn ; id solo leucihsit id rivier, chals ia arduases. Ia
mater Simon, tsay do id kamer, nierc swadh-ye.

Clocksclanghs protiebud iam ; i sielg ia vechernia. Id delirium as Félicité stopit. Sehgnend-
ye de id procession, ia vis id, kamsei ia habiet sohkwn id.

Vasyi scolmagvi, chantres ed khaterbans marcheer ep ia trotuars menxu medsu id strad, ieg
perodh : is schweizer weben med sien gays, is bidal samt un buland cruce, is daskal
uperwakhend iens sekias, ia munki kaurnda de sien piegs ; tri iam kawayist, gurost
kamangels, xud ub rosenpetals ; is diaken, sien brakhsarken, moderit id music ; ed dwo
mijmerbertors vols ye cada stieup kyid Saint-Sacrament, quod, sub un dais ex adarlencolor
zamt dohrjt ab quar fabricmembers, is poti pleban, in sien bell tabard, anac. Un meneghflutt
wieurg apter, inter ia albh skaterts tehgend id mur iom doms ; ed arriveer ghom id caust.

Un srig swoid smu Félicités tempers. Ia Simonne swohmbh iam med un katan, sib saygend
od sem dien ia tehrbiet gwive to.

Id murmure ios menegh crohsc, buit unte sem moment baygh honar, dind abswohnd.

Un gastrehlos tariegh ia giams. Eent ies surugis quoy saluteer id monstrance. Félicité rollih
sien sloikwa, ed ia sieyg, bilkull minst khafi :

– Est is wal ? Aziyatta de iom papagall.

Ays agonia inkiep. Un kharkhar ieyr aysa kyosta. Spoim vibrohn ye aysa serkwens, ed ays
hol corpos tremblit.

Mox buir enderkwit id snarcen iom ophicleides, ia kweiter vocs im magvs, id deub voc iom
wirs. Hol tieyc intervall-ye, ed id stieupbat, quod flors buffer, gohn id sam blosko quem un
churd ep travos.

Id clero prohp in id ghehrd. Ia Simonne glohm ep un stul kay nake id okwn, ed it uperkihsit
id reposenaltar.

Glend sregs hieng ep id altar, ornet med volans in Englisch plohcta. Medsu eet uno smulk
fraum arehgend reliquias, dwo burtukals in ia angules, ed, engwn id hol, argwrntgwaks ed
giki vases, quois lud solflors, lils, piyuns, yuessuekphels, chuffs om hortensias. Tod kowp
om argu colors descens dighmo-ye, ex id prest etage tiel id kelim nastehcend ep ia
adoquins ; ed kutongs attraxeer ia okwi. Un sukernitsa ex aliw hieb un menexisreg,
pendeloques ex Alençon petras twis ep moss, dwo chinese schirms dik ir landspects.
Loulou, kohlt sub roses, sis vide tik sien blou chol, lik uni lazuward plack.

Ies fabricmembers, chantres, magvi se ardehr ep ia tri gons ios ghehrd. Is pryster bestigh
lent-ye ia stieupens, ed pos ep id dantelle sieno mier arggolden sol. Quanti genuer. Buit
megil silence. Ed ia mijmers, pelu weipend, slid ep ir catnels.

Un azursteum stigh do Félicités kamer. Ia stulb sien nastorms, ensorbend-ye id samt uno
mystic sensualitat ; dind clusit sien oklids. Ays lipps oismihr. Ays kerdmovs nilenteer ein
pos ein, stets vagher, swadher, kam un fontan se exhaust, kam un echo forswehndt ; ed, quan
ia ann sien ramak, ia credih vide, in id enderghyanen warwn, un gigantesk papagall,
swehbhend uper ays cap.