Pris au piège by Yves Ravey

By Yves Ravey

Si personne n'est convaincu par les deux hommes qui débarquent rue Jouffroy d'Abbans afin de régler ce fléau des parasites qui ont envahi les charpentes des maisons, en revanche, tous se laissent prendre au piège de leur manie : madame Domenico et son désir de plaire, monsieur Domenico et sa jalousie, monsieur Carossa et los angeles coupe de son bois ; quant au petit garçon, lui, il va devenir leur otage.

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Je le connais très bien. Mais vous n’êtes pas de Barbazac ? - J’habite chez mon oncle. - Je ne vous ai jamais rencontrée... LA FEMME DE JEAN BARNERY 31 - C’est mon premier bal ! votre premier bal ! J’aurais dû m’en douter. I1 y a en vous quelque chose de si neuf. une telle joie I - J’ai ... surtout peur de ma gaucherie 11 parut réfléchir et son visage morne aux traits si durs s’éclaira d’une expression tendre, fougueuse, enfantine : - Cette gaucherie... l’indécision de tout ce qui commence...

Là-bas dans le salon bleu ... - Non, je ne veux pas. - Soyez gentille:... Vous n’allez pas me refuser Elle s’enfuit à travers le hall, perdant sa direction comme dans une brume, croyant que son tumulte intérieur se manifestait à tous par un désordre de sa robe, de ses cheveux, de ses gestes. Dans le vestiaire des dames où un grand miroir ovale était illuminé, elle trouva un refuge. Les femmes de chambre sommeillaient dans une pièce voisine. Pauline Ôta ses gants et s’assit devant la coiffeuse, sans se regarder; les coudes appuyés, elle: cacha ses yeux dans ses mains froides, sans penser, sans rien sentir que la gêne de sa respiration bridée.

Elle était montée à la tribune du temple, où des jeunes filles entouraient le pasteur assis devant l’harmonium. Une lampe éclairait son visage immobile; la lumière à hauteur des yeux accusait la dureté de son regard. s forêts. 8 Alors Mlle Bertin lança une éclatante fausse note et le regard moqueur de Pauline rencontra les yeux souriants de Jean Barnery. Lorsque Pauline se rappelait ce coup d‘ceil malicieux ... ... ... ... LA FEMME DE JEAN BARNERY 39 de Jean jeté vers elle, et qui fut le commencement de leur amitié, elle voyait distinctement son visage.

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