The Death of Olivier Becaille
Great short story. In English, by the way. I'm a big, big, big fan of Emile Zola, so he can hardly do any wrong in my opinion -- but sometimes he really depresses me! Again this time! Still an excellent story, and as well written as anything he ever does. Notice, too, once again, the reference to a train engine somewhere in it. He's got a thing about trains! If you're a Zola fan, you'll love it. If you're not and you read this, you will becoe one!