MARJOLIN, a boy who was found in a heap of cabbages at the Paris market.
It was never known who his parents were, and he became the adopted
child of the place, always finding a lodging with one or other of the
market-women. Later on he lived with Madame Chantemesse, who had adopted
Cadine, another foundling, and the two children grew up together,
becoming inseparable. Marjolin was always of slow intellect, and as the
result of an injury to his head he became practically an idiot. Gavard
gave him employment in the poultry market. Le Ventre de Paris.