L'Origine de l'homme by Christine Montalbetti

By Christine Montalbetti

Remark devenir un héros ? Le douanier paléontologue Jacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes, determine historique du XIXe siècle, mais frère en fiction de Don Quichotte, a tout essayé : le roman maritime, enfant, embarqué sur des bateaux soumis aux attaques des corsaires ; l'épopée, menant ses guerres douanières sans trouver les champs de bataille, ou d'autres fois immergé en le cœur de l'action sans l. a. reconnaître ; le roman mondain, où de salons en salles de bal notre jeune homme s'exerçait à rimer. Revenu à Abbeville, où nous le rencontrons en cet automne 1862, prenant son bain quotidien dans l. a. rivière, il a une idée nouvelle : découvrir un fragment d'homme antédiluvien.
Un petit voyage à Mers-les-Bains avec Margot, qui permet à Jacques de s'essayer, pourquoi pas, à figurer dans un roman sentimental, l'en distrait un second. Mais à son retour, los angeles péripétie semble se préciser. Jacques deviendra-t-il un héros ?
Ici ou là, ponctuant le récit de ses aventures, passent quelques hommes préhistoriques...

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Whenever it stopped of its own accord at one of those holes bordered with thorns that farmers dig along the edge of their ploughed land, Charles, waking with a start, would quickly remember the broken leg, and try to recall all the fractures that he knew. It was no longer raining; day was breaking, and, on the leafless branches of the apple trees, birds sat motionless, fluffing out their tiny feathers in the cold morning wind. The flat landscape extended as far as the eye could see, the clumps of trees round the farms making widely spaced splashes of dark purple on that vast grey surface which, at the horizon, merged with the dreary tones of the sky.

When he entered Les Bertaux his horse took fright, and shied violently. It was a prosperous-looking farm. Through the open half-doors of the stables you could see huge draught horses placidly feeding from brand-new mangers. A stream of vapour arose from the big manureheap that flanked the buildings, and, standing out among the hens and turkeys, five or six peacocks––that luxury of Pays de Caux farmyards––were pecking for food. The sheep-run was long and the barn tall, with walls as smooth as the back of your hand.

Père Rouault embraced his future son-in-law. They put off any discussion of money matters, there was plenty of time for that, since the marriage could not decently take place before the end of Charles’s mourning, that is to say, not until the following spring. The winter passed in waiting. Mademoiselle Rouault busied herself with her trousseau. Part of it was ordered from Rouen, and she made herself nightgowns and nightcaps with the help of fashionplates which she borrowed. During the visits Charles made to the Madame Bovary  farm they talked about the preparations for the wedding, wondering which room they’d use for the wedding feast, how many courses they’d have, and what particular dishes they’d serve.

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