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1865 Excerpt: ...St. Just thinks I am shot, but it is all alike to
him, he springs on, the beautiful wild beast. What does our
Jonquille here do? He turns and lifts me gently in his arms. Ah I
love gratitude," proclaimed the orator, seizing Jonquille's
water-jar, tilting it up to her mouth, and swallowing the contents
in one draught, as if gratitude were a thirsty grace. "It was not
gratitude," said Jonquille; "it was that I have a mother. Ah well,
my present mood is that I must take my sister to the house of a
friend. But I thank you all the same for your goodness, and I
invite you to supper to-night, to tell me what is up in the
faubourgs." "Oui-da, oui-da, Citizen Commissary, we will come, and
bring our friends with us. We have our tables to clear yet, if the
Convention will let us. We are in despair for time. Bon jour to you
and your sister, who is so like you, and has such little ears, and
hands, and feet. But we will not tell your secret in the ear of the
cat, only you need not draw wool before our eyes," and the
formidable mothers departed as they had entered. R "Will you sup
with them, Jonquille Sart?" inquired Jacqueline, coldly and
haughtily, as he prepared to go out with her. "What would you?"
responded Jonquille, with a shrug of his shoulders; "shall I save
myself and others, or no? These form the bodyguard of the late
King's cousin, Philippe Egalite. Roland dare not forbid the
flower-women from bursting into his house at all hours, joining the
guests at the table of the glorious Madame, and demanding whatever
dainty takes their fancy. But what would you again? it is still the
women who govern France, as they governed it in the days of the
Pompadour, Diane of Poitiers, and the fair Gabrielle." &q...
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