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Dubourg became nothing if not more insolent; he laid upon me the blame for his weakness’ mistakes, wanted to repair them with new outrages and yet more mortifying invectives; there was nothing he did not say to me, nothing he did not attempt, nothing his perfidious imagination, his adamantine character and the depravation of his manners did not lead him to undertake. My clumsiness made him impatient:Iwas far from wishing to participate in the thing, to lend myself to it was as much nike air max 95 as nike air max 90 sale I could do, my remorse remained lively. However, it was all for naught, submitting to him, I ceased to in nike air max canada flame him; in vain he passed successively from tenderness to rigor… from groveling to tyranny… from an air of decency to the profligate’s excesses, in vain, I say, there was nothing for it, we were both exhausted, and happily he was unable to recover what he needed to deliver more dangerous assaults. He gave it up, made me promise to come the next day, and to be sure of me he refused absolutely to give me anything above the sum I owed Desroches. Greatly humiliated by the adventure and firmly resolved, whatever nike air max 90 might happen to me, not to expose myself a third time, I returned to where I was lodging. I announced my intentions to Desroches, paid her, and heaped maledictions upon the criminal capable of so crue nike air max 1 lly exploiting my misery. But my imprecations, far from drawing the wrath of God down upon him, only added to hi cheap nike air max trainers s good fortune; and a week later I learned this signal libertine had just obtained a general trusteeship from the Government, which would augment his revenues by more than five hundred thousand pounds per annum. I was absorbed in the reflections such unexpected inconsistencies of fate inevitably give rise to, when a momentary ray of hope seemed to shine in my eyes.
Desroches came to tell me one day that she had finally located a house into which I could be received with pleasure provided my comportment remained of the best. „Great Heaven, Madame,“ I cried, transported, throwing myself into her arms, „that condition is the one I would stipulate myself you may imagine how happy I am to accept it.“ The man I was to serve was a famous Parisian usurer who had become rich, not only by lending money upon collateral, but even b nike air max y stealing from the public every time he thought he could do so in safety. He lived in the rue Quincampoix nike air max 2013 , had a third-story flat, and shared it with a creature of fifty years he called his wife and who was at least as wicked as he.
„Therese,“ this miser said to me (such was the name I had taken in order to hide my own), „Therese, the primary virtue in this house is probity; if ever you make off with the tenth part of a penny, I’ll have you hanged, my child, d’ye see. The modest ease my wife and I enjoy is the fruit of our immense labors, and of our perfect sobrie cheap nike air max ty…. Do you eat much, little one?“
„A few ounces of bread each day, Monsieur,“ I replied, „water, and a little soup when I am lucky enough to get it.“
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