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against our wines or our luxury products, and these industries would complain to Parliament.'
`But then what can we do?'
`I'm trying,' my father said, `to reduce the cost price by improving the quality of the machines and increasing production ... A mill that works under more favourable conditions can pay its personnel better ... You have seen the new automatic loom? One woman can operate two of them. That means she can be paid more. ..'
`But it eliminates one employee?'
'Obviously. . .'
And my father, long-suffering but weary of my complaints, raised his hands in a gesture of helplessness.
This question of labour threw me into a distressing quandary. As I have said, Alain, who was not a socialist, had talked to us about socialism with intelligence and understanding. Influenced by him, I vdas anxious not to make myself an accomplice of injustice or exploitation. I pictured miserably the sufferings of a working woman encumbered with children and unable to provide decent lodgings. On the other hand, when I examined the life of a man like my father I found him so different from the cruel employers described by Zola in Germinal that all the dramatic side of the class struggle seemed to me false and ridiculous. `If an ideal society,' I thought, `were seeking a director for a great mill, a competent, just, hardworking, modest, frugal man of simple tastes, it could not find a more perfect one. ..' Moreover I saw clearly, since all the account books were open to me, that, as my father had said, the profits of the mill represented a tiny percentage on the investment. And so what was one to think? And where did one's duty lie?

Mouchel, my former teacher of mathematics, had become the socialist mayor of Elbeuf. I used to encounter him often on the streets with his moist moustache and his chalk-covered vest. He would stop me and explain his projects:
`This unhappy city,' he would say to me, `has been exploited by certain vested interests: the Gas Company and the Water Company ... I have decided to get along without them, not to renew their contracts, and to build a gas company of my own ... Do you understand? Besides I am going to build an incinerator for the disposal of garbage which will give

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