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CHAPTER VI
BETWEEN ALAIN AND KIPLING

IT had been decided by my father, in consultation with the Uncles, that I should enter the factory at the conclusion of my year in the army. When the time came the Uncles had been reduced to `Monsieur Henry' alone, for `Monsieur Louis' had had his second stroke and, with his body half paralysed, was engaged in dying in that apartment above the factory whence he had reigned over the family. All the Fraenckel brothers had been stricken in the same way. They would work without vacations and without recreations until they were sixty or sixty-five, then one day they would collapse and lose consciousness; they would revive with a twisted mouth, thickened tongue, and an arm and a leg immobilized. Then would begin a life at reduced rate. One of the old Alsatians from the mill would become nurse for his disabled boss. The voice would come back, brokenly; the invalid would take a few steps supported by a strong arm, or read stretched out on a couch like Uncle Adolphe. All `the gentlemen' would come in each evening, after they left the mill, to spend five minutes sitting at the bedside.
`Anything new?' the living dead man would ask.
A brother, a son or a nephew would then give him the number of pieces woven and sold, the price of wool, the results of the inventory, and for an instant a brief ray of intelligence would light up the glassy eyes. Thus it would be up to the moment of the second stroke which would precede the end by only a little while.
In 1904 the general staff of the mill was made up of `Monsieur Henry', my great uncle Henry Fraenckel, a strangely inhuman old man (whom I have described under the name of Monsieur Achille in Bernard Quesnay); `Monsieur Paul' and `Monsieur Victor', sons of Louis Fraenckel; `Monsieur Ernest' and `Monsieur Edmond', my father and my uncle. Who was the head of the business? By right of seniority old Henry Fraenckel, but he was a modest and taciturn technician who, although he had a thorough knowledge of manufacturing, was wholly ignorant of the general business

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