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老公梦到被蛇追浪翔Anne de Cornault, when questioned as to her reason for going down at night to open the door to Herv茅 de Lanrivain, made an answer which must have sent a smile around the court. She said it was because she was lonely and wanted to talk with the young man. Was this the only reason? she was asked; and replied: 鈥淵es, by the Cross over your Lordships鈥 heads.鈥 鈥淏ut why at midnight?鈥 the court asked. 鈥淏ecause I could see him in no other way.鈥 I can see the exchange of glances across the ermine collars under the Crucifix.
机壳鈥淒id you recognize them?鈥保护鈥淵es.鈥
浪翔鈥淲hat dogs do you take them to have been?鈥机壳鈥淢y dead dogs,鈥 she said in a whisper. . . . She was taken out of court, not to reappear there again. There was some kind of ecclesiastical investigation, and the end of the business was that the Judges disagreed with each other, and with the ecclesiastical committee, and that保护Anne de Cornault was finally handed over to the keeping of her husband鈥檚 family, who shut her up in the keep of Kerfol, where she is said to have died many years later, a harmless mad-woman.
浪翔So ends her story. As for that of Herv茅 de Lanrivain, I had only to apply to his collateral descendant for its subsequent details. The evidence against the young man being insufficient, and his family influence in the duchy considerable, he was set free, and left soon afterward for Paris. He was probably in no mood for a worldly life, and he appears to have come almost immediately under the influence of the famous M. Arnauld d鈥橝ndilly and the gentlemen of Port Royal. A year or two later he was received into their Order, and without achieving any particular distinction he followed its good and evil fortunes till his death some twenty years later. Lanrivain showed me a portrait of him by a pupil of Philippe de Champaigne: sad eyes, an impulsive mouth and a narrow brow. Poor Herv茅 de Lanrivain: it was a grey ending. Yet as I looked at his stiff and sallow effigy, in the dark dress of the Jans茅niste, I almost found myself envying his fate. After all, in the course of his life two great things had happened to him: he had loved romantically, and he must have talked with Pascal. . . .机壳第一章
保护鈥淵ou ought to buy it,鈥 said my host; 鈥渋ts Just the place for a solitary-minded devil like you. And it would be rather worth while to own the most romantic house in Brittany. The present people are dead broke, and it鈥檚 going for a song 鈥 you ought to buy it.鈥
浪翔It was not with the least idea of living up to the character my friend Lanrivain ascribed to me (as a matter of fact, under my unsociable exterior I have always had secret yearnings for domesticity) that I took his hint one autumn afternoon and went to Kerfol. My friend was motoring over to Quimper on business: he dropped me on the way, at a cross-road on a heath, and said: 鈥淔irst turn to the right and second to the left. Then straight ahead till you see an avenue. If you meet any peasants, don鈥檛 ask your way. They don鈥檛 understand French, and they would pretend they did and mix you up. I鈥檒l be back for you here by sunset 鈥 and don鈥檛 forget the tombs in the chapel.鈥机壳鈥淲ho did, then? Herv茅 de Lanrivain?鈥
保护鈥淣o.鈥浪翔鈥淲ho then? Can you tell us?鈥
机壳鈥淵es, I can tell you. The dogs 鈥 鈥 At that point she was carried out of the court in a swoon.保护It was evident that her lawyer tried to get her to abandon this line of defense. Possibly her explanation, whatever it was, had seemed convincing when she poured it out to him in the heat of their first private colloquy; but now that it was exposed to the cold daylight of judicial scrutiny, and the banter of the town, he was thoroughly ashamed of it, and would have sacrificed her without a scruple to save his professional reputation. But the obstinate Judge 鈥 who perhaps, after all, was more inquisitive than kindly 鈥 evidently wanted to hear the story out, and she was ordered, the next day, to continue her deposition.