"the marble-topped tables and the white wickers chairs were gone. They were replaced by cast-iron tables and severe folding chairs"
Thursday, 5 May 2022
"By the time the second rocket had burst there where so many people in the arcarde, that had been empty a minute before"
"When the fifers stopped they all crouched down in the street, and when the reed-pipes and fifes shrilled, and the flat, dry, hollow drums tapped it out again, they all went up in the air dancing"
"Going down the streets in the morning on the way to mass in the cathedral, I heard them singing through the open doors of the shops"
Maximilien, Mathieu, Nathan