Check in every month for another installment of, Féder (or the Gilded Husband), this fantastic and unfinished novella that we will be serializing throughout the winter, spring and summer of 11.
At seventeen, Féder, one of the most well-to-do young men of Marseilles, was driven from his fathers home; he had just committed a grave error: he had married an actress of the Grand-Theatre.
This expenditure, which would have seemed so stupid to Boissaux a month after his arrival in Paris, seemed decisive to Féder, who for more than a fortnight had watched and doubted.
It should be said that ever since Féderwhose reputation as a painter of miniatures and as the inconsolable lover of his first wife was making giant strideshad seen a few thousand franc notes, the gift for commerce had awoken in him. In his early childhood, he had learned from his father the art of speculation and of keeping track of clinched deals.
This experience filled our hero with a profound anxiety; Delangles suspicions werent appeased, and he was not the man to forget or neglect the consequences of an idea once it had entered his head.
That evening, he felt still more how crazy he was; in the foyer of the Opéra, he met Delangle, who said hello to him. He underwent a movement of terror, and the big voice of the Provincial, so little made to touch someones soul, rang out to the very depths of his.