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  • 48. Hyacinthe
    49. M. Olive
    50. Baudet
    51. Scouarnec
    52. Mme. Roger

    By Félix Fénéon

    Français?
    Fantastique.
    Félix
    Fénéon
    Figure;
    Fait
    Finis,
    Fulgurant.
    Femmes,
    Foux,
    Folies;
    Forcément!

    HYACINTHE


    Finding her son, Hyacinthe, 69, hanged, Mme. Ranvier, of Bussy-Saint-Georges, was so depressed she could not cut him down.

    M. OLIVE

    What?! Children perched on his wall?! With eight rounds M. Olive, property owner in Toulon, forced them to scramble down all bloodied.

    BAUDET

    On the riverbank at Saint-Cloud were found the saber and uniform of Baudet, the soldier who disappeared the 11th. Murder, suicide, or hoax?

    SCOUARNEC

    In Le Havre, a sailor, Scouarnec, threw himself under a locomotive. His intestines were gathered up in a cloth.

    MME ROGER

    Lit by her son, 5, a signal flare burst under the skirts of Mme. Roger, of Clichy; damages were considerable.

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    From Novels in Three Lines by Félix Fénéon, translated by Luc Sante. Translation © 2007 by Luc Sante. Used by permission of New York Review Books.



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