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CALL NO MAN HAPPY

NOTE: Minor changes, additions and omissions have been made in the text of this book since its translation. The present text, therefore, does not agree in all particulars with the French, but there has been no alteration in meaning.
ANDRE MAUROIS

CHAPTER I
THE EARTHLY PARADISE

LAST night I made up my mind to write the story of my life. For several days my wife and I have been living at a college in California. From my window I see a Spanish patio planted with palms and cypresses where, books in hand, pretty American college girls stroll; beyond the roofs of the college, giant eucalyptus trees with long gashes in their trunks like martyrs' backs slashed by the executioner; and in the background, above the pale foliage, the sharp contours of the California hills, resembling in their clean lines the mountains of Greece. The sky has been blue ever since we arrived; it will remain clear all summer. How different this trustworthy climate is from the capricious valley of the Seine where I spent my childhood; and what strange events have been needed to transform that provincial child, heir to Norman spinning and weaving mills, into a quinquagenarian professor on the Pacific coast!
In the next room someone is playing one of Bach's Toccatas. I recognize Miss Wang, a dainty, graceful and exquisite Chinese, who hands me such charming compositions whenever she can write about music. Two nuns enter the patio. One of them, Sister Agnes-Rita, teaches French in a nearby convent; yesterday she gave me a brilliant and sound appraisal of Franqois Mauriac; her waxen face framed in a white coif gave her the appearance of a portrait by Philippe de Champaigne; her solid discourse seemed founded upon centuries of theology and wisdom. ' The pretty blonde who greets the nuns with a smile is Marion Morris of Salt Lake City, daughter and grand-daughter of Mormons; she spent some years in Paris and speaks lovingly of the Rue Jacob with its ancient courts and wrought-iron balconies. The soft-eyed brunette is Bettina Schuster, an exile from Vienna, who learned in Geneva the elegant and classic French of Rousseau and Amiel. It would not surprise me if she had genius; but I am a professor who is passionately in love with his calling and is always tempted to believe he has discovered a masterpiece the instant he recognizes the accents of sincerity.

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