When the mother died, the village parson was not ashamed to hold Marie up to public derision and shame.
The parson, a young fellow ambitious of becoming a great preacher, began his sermon and pointed to Marie.
Only the children had altered--for then they were all on my side and had learned to love Marie.
I long sought to meet Marie alone; and at last I did meet her, on the hillside beyond the village.
Occasionally they stopped and listened; but they teased Marie all the same.
Happily Marie and a follower of hers named Kitty could disguise themselves admirably in men's clothes.
Marie Michon was a very aristocratic person; like her sister the queen, she had been accustomed to pleasing perfumes and fine linen; she resolved, therefore, to seek hospitality of the priest.
Marie Michon, who made the most charming cavalier in the world, pushed open the door, put her head in and asked for hospitality.
Besides, it doesn't concern me; it relates to Mademoiselle Marie Michon.
Well, then, Marie Michon had supper with her follower, and then, in accordance with the permission given her, she entered the chamber of her host, Kitty meanwhile taking possession of an armchair in the room first entered, where they had taken their supper.
Duchesse de Berri = Marie
Caroline (1798-1870), wife of Charles Ferdinand of Artois, Duke of Berry, second son of King Charles X; femme de chambre = lady's maid}