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1899. Excerpt: ... tions? Who is the villain to whom you impute
such dastardly conduct?" "I know nothing about it," said the
miller, attentively observant of Henri's agitation, and not yet
certain whether to attribute it to the indignation of conscious
rectitude or the shame of detection. "All that I know is that there
came to my mill, some fortnight since, a young man of very honest
face and manners, who seemed to have some weight upon his mind,
and, all at once, began to talk of money, to ask questions, take
notes, and at last to assure himself in francs and centimes, on a
bit of paper, that a pretty slice of her fortune was still left to
the lady of Blanchemont." "The truth is, you think this fellow was
ready to declare his love only in case the marriage appeared
advantageous to him? Then he was a scoundrel; but to have guessed
so well, one's self need be--" "Go on, Parisian Don't pick your
words," said the miller, whose eyes flashed like lightning. "We are
here to understand one another " "I say," repeated Lemor, not less
provoked, "that when a man makes such interpretation of the conduct
of another with whom he is not acquainted, and of whom he knows
nothing, he must be himself much in love with his mistress's
dowry." The miller's eyes faded, and a cloud passed over his brow.
"Ah " said he, in a mournful tone, "I know that might be said, and
I warrant that many people would say so, if I succeeded in making
myself beloved But only let her father disinherit her, which would
certainly happen if she were to love me, and then they should see
if I would count up what she had lost on my fingers " "Miller "
said Lemor, in a frank and hasty tone, " I do not accuse you. I do
not wish to suspect you. But how is it, that with an honest soul,
you have not supposed what is most li...
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