The Romanian-Romanian War

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He arrived earlier at the office. At the entrance to the building, the guard stepped on the stairs, wrapped in a thin stripe, his hat pulled over his eyes. He hit him lightly with the leg, and the guard jumped … Read More

A new life (6)

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“Dan, do not be too late!” She was not sure if Dan heard her, so she called out again. “See that tomorrow morning you have a meeting with the teacher.” Dan’s mother was determined to make Dan a civil engineer. … Read More

Voltaire: How Candide killed his dear Cunegonde’s brother

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“I shall have my whole life in memory the horrible day when I saw my father and mother killed, and my sister raped. When the Bulgarians were retired, the adorable sister was not found, and my mother, my father, and … Read More

Voltaire: How Candide and Cacambo were received by the Jesuits of Paraguay

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Candide had brought from Cadiz a valet such as is found on the coasts of Spain and in the colonies. It was a quarter of a Spaniard, born of a half-breed in the Tucuman; he had been a choir boy, … Read More

Global warming

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“Brrr!” John was surprised by the sudden halt of the horses. He was about to fall in his nose. “What are you doing, man? What’s wrong?” Without a word, Ion jumped out of his wagon and ran into the vineyard. … Read More

Voltaire: How Candide was forced to separate from the beautiful Cunegonde and the old woman

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The beautiful Cunegonde, having heard the story of the old woman, gave her all the politeness that was due to a person of her rank and merit. She accepted the proposal; she invited all the passengers, one after the other, … Read More

A new life (5)

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“Write a short story about what impressed you the most.” “It‘s complicated. First, what does it mean to impress me? I would love to write about Helen, but she did not impress me, she rather annoyed me. I was impressed by the death … Read More

Candide, by Voltaire: Continuation of the misfortunes of the old woman

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Astonished and delighted to hear the language of my country, and no less surprised at the words uttered by this man, I replied that there were greater misfortunes than that of which he complained; I informed him in a few … Read More

Voltaire: The history of the old woman

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“I have not always had the eyes scarred and bordered with scarlet; my nose has not always touched my chin, and I have not always been a servant. I am the daughter of Pope Urban X and the Princess of … Read More

Voltaire: In what distress arrive at Cadiz Candide, Cunegonde, and the old woman, and their embarkation

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“Who could have stolen my money and my diamonds?” cried Cunégonde, weeping; “How shall we live? What will we do it? Where to find inquisitors and Jews who give me more?” “Alas!” said the old woman, “I suspect a Reverend … Read More

Voltaire: What happened to Cunegonde, Candide, the Grand Inquisitor, and a Jew

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This Issachar was the most choleric Hebrew that had been seen in Israel since the captivity in Babylon. “What!” he said, “bitch of a Galilean, it is not enough the Inquisitor? Must this rascal also share you with me?” In … Read More

Voltaire, Candide: History of Cunegoride

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“I was in my bed and slept deeply when Heaven pleased to send the Bulgarians to our beautiful castle of Thunder-ten-tronckh; they killed my father and my brother, and cut off my mother in pieces. A great Bulgarian, six feet … Read More

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