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A Simple Soul — Gustave Flaubert any money, who died in the beginning of 1809, leaving her with two young children and a number of debts. She sold all her property excepting the farm of Toucques and the farm of Geffosses, the income of which barely amounted to 5,000 francs; then she left her house in Saint-Melaine, and A SIMPLE SOUL

moved into a less pretentious one which had belonged to her ancestors and stood back of the market-place. This house, with its slate-covered roof, was built between a passage-way By

and a narrow street that led to the river. The interior was so unevenly graded that it caused people to stumble. A narrow Gustave Flaubert

hall separated the kitchen from the parlour, where Madame Aubain sat all day in a straw armchair near the window.