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THE EARTHLY PARADISE

ism of which they were so proud. In their eyes the families which became allied to ours remained unworthy aliens. They called their brothers- and sisters-in-law `imported goods', or `ducks' eggs', and treated them with affectionate and disdainful condescension. Of their two sisters only one, Caroline, shared their cult; the other, my Aunt Marie, was an ancient and inhuman spinster whose house fascinated and terrified me at the same time. She lived there with one of the Uncles Fraenckel, Uncle Adolphe, who had had a stroke at about the age of fifty, had recovered, but had spent his time since then stretched out on a sofa from morning till night reading L'Histoire de France by Henri Martin and Le Consulat et l'Empire by Monsieur Thiers.
Aunt Marie was disfigured by a hare-lip which made her a kind of monster; she was so conscious of this fact that the shades in her house were always drawn. Lithe forms glided about in the twilight, her cats. She raised whole litters of them. Every floor was covered with saucers of milk and skeletons of fish; all the rooms smelled of cat. That odour made my gorge rise as soon as I entered the house. At the same time I was frightened because I knew I would be led up to Uncle Adolphe's couch and that he would pinch my cheek, put down his volume of Henri Martin and question me about the kings of France. For this examination, which the darkness, the smell, and the disabled old man rendered terrifying, my
mother had prepared me as best she could. Despite these many causes of fear, I liked to go to Aunt Marie's house because of a certain inkwell in the form of a doghouse. If one pressed on the dog's head the roof of the house flew open, revealing the ink. This bit of magic filled me with admiration. I could press the dog's head twenty times and always get the same pleasure. Later on, when Uncle Adolphe died, an elderly cousin named Albert, with whom the family did not know what to do, was given orders to go and live with Aunt Marie. They detested each other, but dared not rebel against a decision of `the Uncles' and lived together for twenty years with refinements of hatred that would have delighted Balzac.
But these visits were brief and infrequent. We spent most of our time, my sister Marguerite and I, alone with Maman or left to our own devices in the garden, which for me was the scene of varied and stirring adventures. At the end of the garden was a lilac with a forked trunk on whose branches I read the tales of Perrault and Andersen, all of the Pink Library, all

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