。， "Was there ever such a daughter? Is it possible that I am your father?If you have invested it anywhere, you must have a receipt--""Was I free--yes or no--to do what I would with my own? Was it notmine?"
。， "Well!" she would say to his detractors, "don't we all get hard as wegrow old? Why shouldn't he get horny too? Stop telling lies.Mademoiselle lives like a queen. She's alone, that's true; but shelikes it. Besides, my masters have good reasons."
The president was out of hearing. Three days later Monsieur deBonfons, on his return to Saumur, announced his marriage with Eugenie.Six months after the marriage he was appointed councillor in the Courroyale at Angers. Before leaving Saumur Madame de Bonfons had the goldof certain jewels, once so precious to her, melted up, and put,together with the eight thousand francs paid back by her cousin, intoa golden pyx, which she gave to the parish church where she had solong prayed for /him/. She now spent her time between Angers andSaumur. Her husband, who had shown some public spirit on a certainoccasion, became a judge in the superior courts, and finally, after afew years, president of them. He was anxiously awaiting a generalelection, in the hope of being returned to the Chamber of deputies. Hehankered after a peerage; and then--。，
， "It is true that your daughter is her mother's heir."。， "Ah! ah! have you brought some gold in exchange for my silver?""No, no, I have not come about money; it is about your daughterEugenie. All the town is talking of her and you."