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THE RIVER OF THE ARROW

Descartes, amid these piles of cloth; these oily machines, this greasy wool? Why should I accept this arduous life, with practically no vacation, away from my beloved books, when it was within my power to lead the existence for which I felt myself fitted? Nevertheless, when I heard the two men I admired most in the world, Alain and my father, giving me the same advice though for quite different reasons I could not remain indifferent.
In the end I got a reprieve. This is how it happened: At that time a young man could agree to take a single year of military service at eighteen in a special platoon called `the exempt', provided he had gone through certain schools or had completed certain work at the University, that is, held a Master's degree. And so it was very much to my advantage to take my degree in Humane Letters (philosophy) when I was between seventeen and eighteen, to discharge my military service between eighteen and nineteen, and to find myself at the age of nineteen free of all obligations and master of my actions. My family approved this idea, and I returned to the Lycee of Rouen the following year.
The dear old Lycee, on the day of my return, was no longer an austere and rather terrifying edifice but a familiar building which I found pleasure in entering. I had decided to take my degree there, rather than go to the University of Caen or to the Sorbonne, so that I might remain near Alain. At the same time I wanted to attend classes in elementary mathematics since the preparation for my degree required little study. Unfortunately Alain was snatched away almost at once. In the Concours General of the
year before, in addition to my first prize Rouen had received two other high awards in philosophy. It was a brilliant triumph for Chartier, and the Lycees of Paris called him. One day in October Rabier, Director of Secondary Education, who was himself a philosopher, came unexpectedly to Rouen to see at first hand this amazing teacher who, despite his youth, seemed ready for rapid promotion.
I have retained a very vivid memory of that visit of inspection because it gave me another occasion to admire my master's character. That morning, as it happened, Chartier was delivering a lecture on morals and had commenced to talk to us about our `obligations towards prostitutes'. It was a useful subject to discuss before young men of our age many of whom had had or were going to have relations with women of this sort. Alain's thesis (which I do not dispute) was that the worst immorality is not the prostitution of the body but that of the emotions.

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