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The Message - cover

The Message

Honoré de Balzac

Publisher: Cervantes Digital

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Summary

A man relates a story which began as he was traveling from Paris to Moulins. He was on an outside seat from lack of funds. The gentleman sitting next to him was outside by choice. They began talking as travelers will and soon found out that they were both enamoured of an older married woman. The confidences knew no limits after that discovery and they tried to top each other with the pains to which they had gone to see their loves.

Outside of Pouilly the coach overturned and the narrator’s acquaintance was killed. Prior to dying he charged his companion with the mission of breaking the news to his loved one and returning her letters...

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