Random Quote #52 topic: zola-dictionary, A Zola Dictionary; the Characters of the Rougon-Macquart Novels of Emile Zola, Patterson, J. G

FOUAN (HYACINTHE), the elder son of Pere Fouan and Rose Maliverne, his
wife. He was an idler and drunkard, who, when he had left the army,
after having seen service in Africa, had taken to tramp the fields,
refusing to do any regular work, but living by theft and poaching, as
though he were still looting a trembling nation of Bedouins. Withal
there looked out of his fine, sunken eyes a merriment that was not
altogether evil, the open heart of good-humoured drunkenness. He lived
with his daughter in a ruined hut amongst some rocks near Rognes. After
the division of land by his father, Hyacinthe soon mortgaged his share
and drank the proceeds, never paying to his parents any part of the
rent which had been agreed upon. For a time he sheltered his father,
but frightened the old man by searching for some bonds which he had
concealed. He had, however, neither the cold rapacity of his sister
Fanny nor the murderous instincts of his brother Buteau. La Terre.


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