Frédéric Boutet: A Reputation (part one)

Frédéric Boutet A Few Blackmails A Reputation (part one)                             “Monsieur, a gentleman has come on the part of the Philanthropic Society of Paris.” “Well, let him in,” said M. Blestat. He folded his newspaper, shook his cigar ash into the fire, […]

Frédéric Boutet: Memory (conclusion)

Frédéric Boutet A Few Blackmails Memory (conclusion)                             And it had come, to fall within this happiness lasting now twenty years, this name: Melchior Bostelette. For Melchior Bostelette had been one of them, in his day, that rowdy gang of the Latin […]

Frédéric Boutet: One Blackmail (conclusion)

Frédéric Boutet A Few Blackmails One Blackmail (conclusion)                             His smile was fat, insolent; he added: “It is not necessary for me to waste your time. We, that is to say, myself and my client… He wants to see you, it is […]

Frédéric Boutet: One Blackmail (part one)

Frédéric Boutet A Few Blackmails One Blackmail (part one)                               Tall and lithe, svelte in her perfect but simple tailoring, Marie-Anne d’Hauberive leant standing against the mantelpiece of her little sitting room. She had been going out for her morning walk, […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Garden of the Pirate (conclusion)

Frédéric Boutet The Garden of the Pirate (conclusion)                                 “But no, not at all. That is an error. All the city believed we would find enormous sums… Not in the least! Nothing! Barely four or five thousand francs… The two […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Garden of the Pirate (part two)

Frédéric Boutet The Garden of the Pirate (part two)                                 “Tonight…” grumbled M. Duvaudois, in ill humor. And he went indoors to sleep, after seeing the stranger out. The following evening, the vigil recommenced at the top of the pigeoncote. […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Garden of the Pirate (part one)

Frédéric Boutet The Garden of the Pirate (part one)                                 The unknown visitor seated himself on the chair indicated by M. Duvaudois. “Monsieur,” he said, “you will forgive my insisting on being received in this way, presenting myself without telling […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Ghost of M. Imberger (conclusion)

Frédéric Boutet The Ghost of M. Imberger (conclusion)                                 After all, it may be that Andrée acquitted herself thus from family duty, making this her own, simply from respect for the customs of her husband towards this young man who’d […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Ghost of M. Imberger (part seven)

Frédéric Boutet The Ghost of M. Imberger (part seven)                                 “On this day, I left the house at a good hour, having a number of errands to do. At the last, I had gone up to the house of a […]

Frédéric Boutet: The Ghost of M. Imberger (part six)

Frédéric Boutet The Ghost of M. Imberger (part six)                                 “I have seen him. I have seen him, no doubt is possible. I left the school of medicine at nightfall, after I’d finished my class. A car was stopped at […]