A Seaside Tragedy by Honoré de Balzac

Un Drame au bord de la Mer
A Seaside Tragedy
Also translated as A Drama on the Seashore

The narrator is Louis Lambert. He writes of when he was standing on a cliff at Croisic-point daydreaming about his future and watching Pauline swimming.

Pauline calls to Louis and he descends to join her. They meet a truly wretched-looking fisherman and have a generous bidding war for his catch. Continue reading