Christ in Flanders, by Honoré de Balzac

Jèsus-Christ en Flandre
Christ in Flanders

Our narrator starts this tale by telling us that this is a tale that has been passed down from generation to generation, altering on its tellings. We, as the listeners, are to make of it what we may.

The story starts in a long ago time in the history of Brabant. A boat carrying passengers from the coast of Flanders to Ostend, is leaving. Continue reading