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The Message

by Honore de Balzac Author · Ellen Marriage Translator


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In this short story, a pleasant afternoon carriage ride lends itself to philosophical chitchat between two passengers, who muse together about the nature of life and love. When tragedy suddenly strikes, one of the young men finds himself promising to carry out a potentially awkward mission, but he keeps his word—and learns a few lessons in the process.

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Duke Classics
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