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THE EARTHLY PARADISE

marriage he had little by little ceased to see his friends, and Martian never invited anyone to dine at our home except `the Family'. The latter, however, were numerous.
My father had two brothers. My Uncle Edmond was a short, thick-set, powerful and energetic man with walrus moustaches. He had been in the light infantry and always countered my father's military airs with the chasseurs' marching song, 'Sidi-Brahim'. Like my father he had entered the Uncles' mill and, as will be seen, played a role of the first importance there. My Uncle Henry, who had a brilliant and paradoxical mind, had graduated with honours from the Polytechnique, and during the time of my childhood was State Civil Engineer at Gueret. From time to time he appeared like a brilliant meteor and was pointed out to me as an example. About r895 he was named engineer at Dieppe quite close to us, and built there an ocean breakwater, pounded by the waves, of which his brothers and nephews were very proud. Later he became Inspector General of Roads and Bridges and constructed for the Navy part of the Port of Toulon. He was, like my father, an enthusiast for things military but in a quite different manner. It was he who first said to me: `There's a man of genius in the French army, Lieutenant-Colonel Foch,' and who gave me Les Principes de la Guerre the instant the book was published.
Uncle Henry loved to tell stories. His favourite was an Alsatian tale in which the Bad Wolf gains admittance to a house full of children in their mother's absence and devours them all save the one to whom the story happens to be told on that particular day. Toward the end of his life, after I had already published several books, my uncle timidly showed me the manuscripts of detective novels which he had been writing all his life. He had invented - before Conan Doyle but after Gaboriau - a character called Anthime Bonnardel who might have been the French Sherlock Holmes. I recall one of his ingenious inventions was a door latch held in place by a cake of ice. When the cake had melted it appeared that the door had been opened from the inside, a circumstance which misplaced by several hours the time of the crime and completely misled the police, but not the inspired Bonnardel.
My father and my uncles all three had an exacting and lofty moral code. I have rarely encountered characters like theirs except among the Unitarians and the Quakers. They had had, as my father later told me, a Protestant grandmother, and perhaps they inherited from her the puritan

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