By Paul Claudel
Sur los angeles côte Est des Etats-Unis, vivent un riche homme d’affaires américain, Thomas Pollock Nageoire, et Lechy Elbernon, une actrice. Un jeune couple désargenté, Louis Laine, métis d’Indien, et Marthe, son épouse, sont les gardiens de leur propriété.
Louis trompe Marthe avec Lechy Elbernon. De son côté, Thomas Pollock convoite Marthe que Louis "échange" contre une liasse de money. Le chassé-croisé amoureux se termine mal. Louis décide de partir, abandonnant Marthe et Lechy Elbernon. Celle-ci fait assassiner son amant et incendie los angeles maison de Thomas Pollock, ainsi ruiné. Lechy s’écroule ivre-morte sur le sol, tandis que los angeles sage Marthe accepte los angeles major tendue de Thomas Pollock.
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One must not be ashamed, but rather one must openly let the world know that they are swindlers and that their piety is pure deception. So says our Talmud, and this is in truth the main purpose of this small volume. It shows us how the world can at times become deeply deceived. There are people who lack a single virtuous attribute and commit all sorts of sins; however, they put one over on the world and say they are good and pious; and whoever looks upon their God-fearing faces thinks that they are surrounded by flights of angels.
Moreover, when historical sources permit, I consider the folk poetry as both of and for the refined salons of the educated and the bourgeoisie as well as of and for the tavern. The Folk of Folk Poetry Yiddish folk poetry is far from an uncomplicated example of folk culture, yet there is something undeniably folk-like about it. At one end of the spectrum there are examples of folk poetry composed by entertainers who had little in the way of formal education and wrote as a kind of bohemian gadfly or member of the underclass.