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time my sister and I had recourse to the practice of magic. We had invented a very powerful devil called Monsieur Fate, whose temple was in one corner of the hall. If one went to this corner and cried aloud:
'Monsieur Fate, grant that we be taken to the circus on Thursday!' the prayer was sometimes answered. It may have been because Martian heard it.

Without much effort I was first in my class at Elbeuf. The presentation of prizes which marked the end of the academic year was a pleasant occasion for me. The Elbeuf orchestra played the Marseillaise, and I still cannot hear it after all these years without seeing again the professors, in their yellow or red robes with the narrow strips of white fur on their shoulders, the black and white robes of the judges, in short the whole procession which approached at a pace heavy with honour and importance to take their places on the platform. We would listen patiently to the heavily humorous discourse of some university Polonius, and then the Censor would read the names of the prize-winners. I knew that I would leave there laden with green paper crowns and a gilded crown representing the Prize for Excellence, and with my hands full of books bound in red; but I understood quite well that in such small classes there was no great merit in standing first. The following year at the Lycee of Rouen would be an entirely different matter, and I looked forward to it with trepidation.
There were two possible ways by which I could continue my studies, and between these my parents had to choose. They could put me in the Lycee at Rouen as a boarder -it was thus that my Uncle Henry had prepared for the Polytechnique - or they could send me there each morning and have me return each evening. The daily trip would be tiring, for it would be necessary to take a train at 6.49 in the morning which meant getting up at a quarter to six and at least two hours a day would be wasted on the two trips. But my mother had an instinctive horror of my living away from home; and so, despite the fact that my health was not of the best, it was decided that I should return each evening to Elbeuf. There were, however, other young people, among them Andre Blin and one of Pastor Roerich's sons, to accompany me. We were soon known at the Lycee of Rouen as `the gang from the Elbeuf train'.

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