Abbé Constantin; and A Marriage for Love

Abbé Constantin; and A Marriage for Love

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Abbé Constantin; and A Marriage for Love

Abbé Constantin; and A Marriage for Love

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An old priest was walking briskly and resolutely under a broiling sun. the Abbé Constantin had been for more than thirty years Curé of the quiet little village of Souvigny, in the plain down yonder, skirted by a small stream called the Lizotte.

He had been walking for a quarter of an hour along the wall of the Château de Longueval. As he reached the high iron entrance-gate, which was supported by two massive pillars of heavy stones, worn out by time, he stopped and gazed sadly on two immense blue bills that were stuck on the wall. These placards announced that on Wednesday, the 18th of May, 1881, at one o’clock in the afternoon, the unreserved sale by auction of Longueval estate, divided into four lots, was to take place at a special sitting of the Magistrate of Souvigny Civil Court:

First. “The Château, with all its outhouses . . .

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