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By Italo Calvino

This number of playful, lethal fables is populated with waifs and strays, a gluttonous thief and a mischievous gardener. The grimly funny story "The Argentine Ant" moved Gore Vidal to claim 'if this isn't a masterpiece of twentieth-century prose writing, i will not consider whatever better'.

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By this time Madame François had got rid of nearly all her produce. She had only a few bunches of carrots left when Lacaille reappeared with his sack. ’ ‘I knew I’d see you again,’ replied Madame François. ‘You might as well take everything I’ve got left. ’ They finally agreed on twenty-five. Madame François was anxious to go. When Lacaille had moved off, with the carrots in his sack, she said to Florent: ‘He was watching me all the time. That’s how he bargains all over the markets. He often waits until the last peal of the bell before spending four sous.

Les Halles were still shrouded in shadows, streaked with a thousand rays of light gleaming through the shutters. People were beginning to move along the wide covered avenues intersecting the markets, but the markets in the distance were still deserted, despite the swarming activity on the footpaths. At the Pointe Saint-Eustache the bakers and wine merchants were taking down their shutters; the red-fronted shops, their gas jets flaring, stood out in the darkness. Florent noticed a baker’s shop on the left-hand side of the Rue Montorgueil and fancied that he could smell the warm bread.

Madame François thought he was far too thin to have been drinking. ’ she continued. He did not reply at once. This questioning seemed to bother him. ’ By now he had got to his feet, with great difficulty, and seemed anxious to carry on his journey. But he staggered and grabbed hold of one of the shafts of the cart. ’ she asked. ‘Yes, very tired,’ he murmured. Then she suddenly assumed a sharp tone, as if annoyed. She gave him a push and said: ‘Come on, get in the cart. We’re wasting time. I’m going to the markets.

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