Then Madame Lecacheur stumbled on them, and incredibly quietly, along with a peasant’s cunning, questioned the brigadier in her turn.

Then Madame Lecacheur stumbled on them, and incredibly quietly, along with a peasant’s cunning, questioned the brigadier in her turn.

That shepherd Severin, a simpleton, a kind of brute who had previously been mentioned and had developed among their bleating flocks, and whom knew hardly such a thing besides them on earth, had however preserved the peasant’s instinct for saving, at the end of their heart. For a long time and years he should have concealed in hollow woods and crevices when you look at the stones all by the old shepherd whose place he took-by touch or word, and one day he bought a small property, consisting of a cottage and a field, for three thousand francs that he earned, either as a shepherd or by curing animals’ sprains—for the bonesetter’s secret had been handed down to him.

A month or two later on it became understood which he would definitely marry a servant, notorious on her behalf bad morals, the innkeeper’s servant. The young fellows stated that the lady, once you understand on to matrimony, little by little night by night that he was pretty well off, had been to his cottage every night, and had taken him, captured him, led him.

Then, having gone to the mayor’s workplace also to church, she now lived in the home which her guy had bought, while he proceeded to tend their flocks, almost all the time, from the plains. (more…)

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