Random Quote #49 topic: zola-dictionary, A Zola Dictionary; the Characters of the Rougon-Macquart Novels of Emile Zola, Patterson, J. G

GAVARD, originally kept a rotisserie or poultry-roasting establishment
in the Rue Saint-Jacques, at which time he became acquainted with
Florent and Quenu. In 1856 he retired from this business, and to amuse
himself took a stall in the poultry-market. "Thenceforth he lived amidst
ceaseless tittle-tattle, acquainted with every little scandal in the
neighbourhood." Gavard was a leading spirit in the revolutionary circle
which met in Lebigre's wine-shop, and was the means of bringing Florent
to attend the meetings there. He was arrested at the same time as
Florent and was transported. Le Ventre de Paris.


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