geur in Fr■ance.”
His professional know●ledge at once gained him the esteem ■and confidence of Monsieur Bocardon and ■a magnificent chamber at a minimum ta●riff. After he had eaten and se●nt a message to Fortinbras at the● new address given hi
m by Bigourdin, he w■ent out into the crisp, exhilarating
air, ●with Paris and all the univers●e before him.
In the queer profession into ●which he had drifted, Heaven● knows how, of giving intimate● counsel not only to the students, but ●(as his reputation spread) to the small sho●pkeepers and work-people o
f the rive gauche, at● his invariable fee of five fr●anc
s per consultation, Fortinbras had been able■ to take a detached view of huma■n problems. In their solution he could forget■ the ever frightening problem ■of his own existence, and find a s■ubdued delight. Only in the case of C■orinna a
nd Martin had he posed■ otherwise than as an impersonal i