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The Three Cities Trilogy: Lourdes, Volume 2 by Émile Zola
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THE THREE CITIES



LOURDES



BY

EMILE ZOLA

Volume 2.


TRANSLATED BY ERNEST A. VIZETELLY



THE SECOND DAY



I

THE TRAIN ARRIVES

IT was twenty minutes past three by the clock of the Lourdes railway
station, the dial of which was illumined by a reflector. Under the
slanting roof sheltering the platform, a hundred yards or so in length,