PORQUIER (GUILLAUME), son of Dr. Porquier, had been sent to Paris to
study, but did nothing there but get into debt. He caused his father
much distress, and was supposed to afford the worst possible example to
the youth of Plassans, whom he was believed to lead into all kinds
of mischief. Ultimately, as a reward to his father, who had supported
Delangre as representative of Plassans, Porquier was appointed chief
clerk at the post office. La Conquete de Plassans.