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And he gave him directions.

"So, old man, it is understood, isn't it? At Bazoches, at Courtain, at Fleur-sur-Tille. And let them be distributed to-morrow, in the daytime. And try to get subscriptions. And let me tell you again; go everywhere, into all the houses, — even the houses of republicans. Perhaps they ■will show you the door, but that makes no difference. Keep right on. If you win one of these dirty pigs, it is always so much gained. And then, remember that you get five francs for every republican. ' '

The sacristan nodded his head approvingly. Having tucked the paniphlets under his arms, he started off, Joseph accompanying him as far as the iron fence. When the latter returned, he noticed my curious face, my inquisitive eyes.

"Yes," he said, carelessly, "some songs, and some pictures, and some pamphlets against the Jews, which are being distributed for propagand- ism, I have made an arrangement with the priests ; I work for them. It is in the line of my own ideas, surely; but I must say also that I am well paid."

He sat down again at the little table where he was sorting his seeds. The two dogs, awakened, took a turn about the room, and went to lie down again farther off.

" Yes, yes," he repeated, "I get good pay. Oh! the priests have money enough."