。， His sobs resounded horribly against those dreary walls andreverberated in the echoes. The three women, filled with pity, weptalso; for tears are often as contagious as laughter. Charles, withoutlistening further to his uncle, ran through the court and up thestaircase to his chamber, where he threw himself across the bed andhid his face in the sheets, to weep in peace for his lost parents."The first burst must have its way," said Grandet, entering theliving-room, where Eugenie and her mother had hastily resumed theirseats and were sewing with trembling hands, after wiping their eyes."But that young man is good for nothing; his head is more taken upwith the dead than with his money."
These words, corroborated by Grandet's attitude as he stood silentlynursing his chin, astonished the three des Grassins, who had beenleisurely discussing the old man's avarice as they came along, verynearly accusing him of fratricide.。， "Well, cousin, are you satisfied with the management of your affairs?"said Eugenie in a low voice.
These words, uttered in a quiet tone of voice, were nevertheless sobitterly sarcastic that the inhabitants of Saumur, grouped at thismoment in the market-place and overwhelmed by the news of the saleGrandet had just effected, would have shuddered had they heard them.Their panic would have brought the price of wines down fifty per centat once.。，
， "I am doing wrong; but I must read it, that letter," she said. Sheturned away her head, for her noble sense of honor reproached her. Forthe first time in her life good and evil struggled together in herheart. Up to that moment she had never had to blush for any action.Passion and curiosity triumphed. As she read each sentence her heartswelled more and more, and the keen glow which filled her being as shedid so, only made the joys of first love still more precious.。，