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Parce Que Moi Je Rêve, Moi Je Ne Le Suis Pas

I don’t try to remember what happens in a book. All I ask of a book is to give me energy and courage to tell me there’s more to life than I can take, to remind me of the need to act. —Léolo

These Were the Ancestors

The Floressas Des Esseintes, to judge by the various portraits preserved in the Château de Lourps, had originally been a family of stalwart troopers and stern cavalry men. Closely arrayed, side by side, in the old frames which their broad shoulders filled, they startled one with the fixed gaze of their eyes, their fierce moustaches […]