Random Quote #75 topic: zola-dictionary, A Zola Dictionary; the Characters of the Rougon-Macquart Novels of Emile Zola, Patterson, J. G

KAHN (M.), son of a Jewish banker at Bordeaux; a deputy who was engaged
in a scheme for the construction of a railway from Niort to Angers. He
was chiefly anxious for this, as the proposed line would pass through
Bressure, where he had some blast-furnaces, the value of which it would
considerably increase. Rougon supported him energetically, and had
almost secured the grant when his retirement from office delayed the
scheme for some years. Soon after Rougon's appointment as Minister of
the Interior the grant was obtained, and he accompanied Kahn to Niort to
attend the inauguration of the scheme. Son Excellence Eugene Rougon.


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