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Pierre and Jean

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Pierre and Jean by Guy de Maupassant
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A vague jealousy, one of those dormant jealousies which grow up between brothers or sisters and slowly ripen till they burst, on the occasion of a marriage perhaps, or of some good fortune happening to one of them, kept them on the alert in a sort of brotherly and non-aggressive animosity. They were fond of each other, it is true, but they watched each other. Pierre, five years old when Jean was born, had looked with the eyes of a little petted animal at that other little animal which had suddenly come to lie in his father's and mother's arms and to be loved and fondled by them. Jean, from his birth, had always been a pattern of sweetness, gentleness, and good temper, and Pierre had by degrees begun to chafe at ever-lastingly hearing the praises of this great lad, whose sweetness in his eyes was indolence, whose gentleness was stupidity, and whose kindliness was blindness. His parents, whose dream for their sons was some respectable and undistinguished calling, blamed him for so often changing his mind, for his fits of enthusiasm, his abortive beginnings, and all his ineffectual impulses towards generous ideas and the liberal professions. Jean and follow his example, but every time he heard them say Jean did this -- Jean does that, he understood their meaning and the hint the words conveyed.
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2004
Contributor
Translated by Clara Bell
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Wildside Press
Pages
168
Dimensions
152x229x13
ISBN-13
9780809597901
Product ID
1823136

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