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CHAPTER II
THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE

WHENEVER, in the course of our walks, we would catch sight from the hilltops of the town of Elbeuf, stretching along the banks of the Seine, I used to experience a sudden shock of joy. A line of chalk cliffs, topped by fields and woods, outlined the gentle and graceful curve of the river which was framed, on the other bank, by poplars and willows. From the town rose innumerable thin chimneys, slender pagan minarets of industry, from which ascended columns of smoke. Reservoirs of green water sparkled between the roofs of orange tile or bluish slate. We made aa game of searching among all these houses and factories for the mill, my father's. Before long we would recognize it by its long courtyard between two parallel buildings, one for spinning, the other for finishing, and by the huge weaving mill six stories high. It made us proud to see how big it was. At noon and at seven o'clock when the workers left, we would stand amazed at these floods of men and women that suddenly filled Elbeuf's usually placid streets. Another thing we loved to look at was the torrential streams of blue, yellow and red that flowed from the dye works.
Transplanted to the soil of Normandy, the Alsatian mill had not wasted away. Quite the contrary, it had grown with surprising rapidity. About i89o it employed more than a thousand workers. When I used to spell out the gold letters engraved on a plaque of black marble in front of the main entrance, I was surprised and hurt not to find my father's name. The firm's name was FRAENCKEL-BLIN, and the other large mill in Elbeuf, which had also come from Bischwiller, was named BLIN & BLIN. 'F-B and B-B' is what the people of Elbeuf called them. In Bernard Quesnay I have depicted the fierce rivalry between the two firms. Nevertheless the Fraenckels and the Blins were cousins and outwardly kept up friendly relations. Actually they fought each other for trade with vigour and bitterness. The firm of Blin was the older by twenty years, having been founded under the First Empire, and considered itself superior in the

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