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steel spikes, but Pere Fritz remained loyal, with cause, to the inimitable
suppleness of nature.
Unfortunately, as I quickly learned, these fine heavy clothing materials, of which my father was so proud, were selling less and less. Men's clothes were changing. One seldom saw `frock coats of Elbeuf cloth' except in old-fashioned novels. Even Brittany abandoned waistcoats of embroidered cloth for the republican jacket. The success of our mill had been based on the wearing of `blacks', but the decent middle-class sadness of the nineteenth century was being supplanted by an appetite for colours and designs. The women helped us to survive by wearing plain black cloth. But at the moment when I entered the mill, the gross business was slowly declining. It had attained ten million francs; now it was nearer to nine. Since the running expenses remained the same, this slight but steady decline presented grave problems. In all the departments in which I worked I inquired what the workmen earned. I was shocked and seriously disturbed by the low scale of the salaries. At that time a weaver received twenty to thirty francs a week; a carding girl, twelve francs. This seemed to me altogether insufficient to live on.
`But what can we do?' said my father with whom I discussed the matter. `We earn a bare three to five per cent on our investment. Even if you took no profit whatever, which isn't possible because the capital has to be renewed, and if you divided the entire proceeds between fifteen hundred workers, that would give very little to each one of them. ...'
`Nevertheless, it would give them something.'
`Not enough to change their standard of living ... And how would you live?'
I asked:
`Couldn't one increase the selling price a little?'
`You know perfectly well our competitors wouldn't allow it ... The instant we increase the price of cloth by ten centimes we'll be beaten by Blin or by the northern mills.'
`And if all the French manufacturers should get together and agree to increase prices and wages simultaneously?'
`Then the foreign firms would monopolize the French market.'
`It could be protected by import duties ...'
`Yes, but there is a limit that would be quickly reached in a country like ours that depends on export. There would be immediate reprisals

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Unfortunately, as I quickly learned, these fine heavy clothing materials, of which my father was so proud, were selling less and less. Men's clothes were changing. One seldom saw `frock coats of Elbeuf cloth' except in old-fashioned novels. Even Brittany abandoned waistcoats of embroidered cloth for what is republican jacket. what is success of our mill had been based on what is wearing of `blacks', but what is decent middle-class sadness of what is nineteenth century was being supplanted by an appetite for colours and designs. what is women helped us to survive by wearing plain black cloth. But at what is moment when I entered what is mill, what is gross business was slowly declining. It had attained ten million francs; now it was nearer to nine. Since what is running expenses remained what is same, this slight but steady decline presented grave problems. In all what is departments in which I worked I inquired what what is workmen earned. 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