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You'll obey the choices the kin makes, or else . . . ” “Or else what? ” She now not feigned indifference; she spoke now with bravado, with mockery, crying out: “Too overdue! You testified in my prefer; now you can’t return on it. You’d be convicted for giving fake testimony . . . ” “But a brand new truth can constantly be found. and i've it in my table, this new evidence. There’s no statute of difficulty, thank God! ” She shuddered and requested, “What do you need from me? ” He consulted his notes, and through these few seconds Thérèse sat aware of the prodigious silence of Argelouse. The hour of the roosters was once far flung; no residing water stirred in that wilderness, no wind blew during the innumerable tall bushes. “I won’t supply in to any own concerns. I get rid of myself altogether; merely the family members issues. family members pursuits have regularly dictated all my judgements. For the honour of the relations, I agreed to impede the justice of my state. God will pass judgement on me. ” This pomposity sickened Thérèse. She desired to beg him to talk extra easily. “For the family’s sake, the realm needs to think we're united and i by no means appear to doubt your innocence. nonetheless, i have to guard myself from the worst . . . ” “Do I frighten you, Bernard? ” “Frighten? No. Horrify, certain. ” He paused, and went on. “Let’s movement on and get every little thing immediately as soon as and for all. the following day, we’ll depart this condo and circulate in round the corner, to the Desqueyroux residence. I don’t wish your aunt in my apartment. Balionte will serve you your nutrition on your room. you may have no entry to any of the opposite rooms, yet I won’t forbid you to move for walks within the woods. On Sundays, we’ll all visit excessive Mass within the Saint-Clair church. humans needs to see you on my arm. And at the first Thursday of each month, we’ll visit the marketplace in Bazas, in an open carriage, and notice your father, simply as we’ve regularly performed. ” “And Marie? ” “Marie and her nurse depart the next day to come for Saint-Clair, after which my mom will take her to the Midi. We’ll locate a few wellbeing and fitness explanation for it. You didn’t imagine that we have been going to depart her with you? we need to safeguard her, her too! while I’m long gone, she’s the only who’ll have the valuables after she’s twenty-one. After the husband, the daughter—why now not? ” Thérèse leaped up and cried, “So that’s what you think—that I did it to get your trees . . . ” one of the thousand mystery causes for her acts, this imbecile were not able to find even one; in its place, he invented one, and the crudest attainable one too. “Naturally, for the trees—what else? One has to continue by way of removal; I defy you to teach me the other attainable motive . . . besides, it doesn’t subject and it doesn’t trouble me anymore; I’m no longer asking any further questions. You, you’re not anything now; yet what nonetheless does exist, regrettably, is the identify you hold! In a number of months, while everyone seems to be confident of our satisfied marriage, and whilst Anne has married the Deguilhem son—did you recognize that the Deguilhems have requested for a hold up, that they need time to imagine it over? good, at that time, I’ll ultimately have the ability to circulate to Saint-Clair and also you, you’ll remain right here.

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