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Balzac, Honoré de: The Recruit, v1, 13 Sept 2007.
Honoré de Balzac: The Recruit
Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley
A short story of about 5,500 words, set in a Normandy town in 1793. A former aristocrat is expecting a secret visit from her son, an émigré. However, the townspeople are suspicious because of the preparations she is making. Meanwhile, a lonely figure, with military conscript’s papers, is making his way to the town…
I have reformatted and restored accents and italics.
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