OVER THERE, WHERE SILENCE ONCE CONTEMPLATE BOREDOM


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Each one will have given you his convinced excuse, blaming superficiality, confidence or lack of confidence, illusion, distraction, solitude, ignorance of personal data, or will have preferred to blame his own stupidity on others; I am equally sure that no one will ever have had to courage to confess to you that:
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As far as I’m concerned, I would like to tell you why I am forced to stay here, in the quiet, unbearably quiet, Rouyn-Noranda which I hope to leave as soon as possible, it is exactly what I was telling you before: easy money through a dull job. I mean, I wanted to be an engineer, but when I told my father, a very poor office worker whose only wealth was his children, that I wanted to leave home, he was happy to have one less mouth to feed. He shook my hand, saying:
-        Do the right thing, Charles. I wish you the best of luck. Keep me posted …
 and then came to my room to help me pack, in order to make sure I wouldn’t change my mind.

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Despite what they say about nurses, Margot probably wasn’t a “beauty” even when she was young, but at least she has a cheerful smile and is an excellent cook.
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