The Works of Guy de Maupassant - Vol. 2

The Works of Guy de Maupassant - Vol. 2

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The Works of Guy de Maupassant - Vol. 2

The Works of Guy de Maupassant - Vol. 2

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“AH! exclaimed Monsieur Roland abruptly after a quarter of an hour’s silence, during which he had remained motionless, his eyes fixed on the water, occasionally raising his line very gently to see if he had a bite by a slight movement, feeling the line he had dropped down into the sea.

Madame Roland had been dozing at the stern by the side of Madame Rosémilly, who had been invited to join the party, but roused herself at her husband’s exclamation, and, turning her head toward him, asked:

“Well, what is it, Gérôme?”

He replied in a tone of vexation:

“Can’t get another bite. Since noon I’ve caught nothing. One ought never to go fishing with women; they delay one in starting.”

His two sons, Pierre and Jean, who were sitting, one on the starboard, the other on the port side, each with a line over his forefinger, began to laugh at the same instant, and Jean replied:

“You are not very gallant to our guest, papa!”

Monsieur Roland was confused, and made his excuses.

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