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THE WALKYRIE

Like him I believed that a man born a Jew, if he is intelligent and honest, should understand and respect the Christian tradition as much as, if not more than, anyone else. Many of Disraeli's sayings pleased me by their form and content. `Never explain, never complain.' `Or perfect solitude, or perfect sympathy.' Phrases like these awoke an instant response in me. His long devotion to his wife was the perfect image of the life I had hoped for and that had been denied me. His influence on world affairs, to me who had no such influence (nor wished to have), was a vicarious compensation. I had never written a book with greater pleasure.
In July I interrupted this work to go and spend some days in Perigord with the family of Madame de Caillavet's mother, the Pouquets. (The Caillavets themselves were from Bordeaux.) The Pouquets owned the little chateau of Essendieras between Perigueux and Limoges. This ancient dwelling, adorned with feudal turrets, had been bought by Maitre Antoine-Cheri Pouquet, a lawyer in Angoisse, at the time of the Revolution. Beside it on the same hill a new house, more comfortable but without beauty, had been built by Simone's grandfather, a stock broker in Paris, during the period of prosperity and bad taste. The tapestries, the overstuffed furniture, the thick curtains, the innumerable portraits and knick-knacks gave Essendieras an air of Louis-Philippe. To find there the same bronzes as at Elbeuf amused me. The employees of the Pouquet office had given Simone's grandfather, just as the workmen had given my father, a bronze representing Work by Barbedienne, with this inscription: `On the battlefields of labour victory is fruitful . . . ' But the photographs which covered the tables at Essendieras, just as in Elbeuf, were more interesting here. You saw Anatole France, now leaning against the shaft of an antique column, now in contemplation of the pyramids. An adolescent Proust with velvety eyes; a Victorien Sardou wearing a beret; innumerable pictures of Robert de Flers and Gaston' de Caillavet with arms linked in friendship; and actresses: the exuberant Jeanne Granier; the beautiful and tragic Lantelme; the humorous and subtle Marie Leconte with her tiptilted nose; and above all Eve Lavalliere, an acidulous Miquette, who was to become a saint.
The view across the valley of the Isle was beautiful, embracing a region of tenant farms with lovely names: Brouillac, la Guichardie, la Cerise. Two long converging alleys, one of oaks, the other of chestnut trees, led from the road up to the chateau. A rushing stream, the Loue

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