By Bernadette Renaud
Charles, 17 ans en 1890, quitte l. a. ferme paternelle qui ne l’intéresse pas. Dès son superior emploi dans un village, il rencontre l. a. fille du forgeron, l. a. belle Mathilde, à laquelle il ne cessera de rêver.
Son sens des affaires se révèle rapidement. Tout lui semble attainable : travail, argent, amours, famille. Il veut maintenant son propre moulin à scie.
Avoir Mathilde à ses côtés et bientôt plusieurs enfants calmera-t-il les objectives de Charles ? l. a. vie ne prévient pas toujours des coups durs et laisse parfois désemparés les plus inébranlables…
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