■cabinet d’avoué and earn a professi●onal livelihood
. Nor did he presume to ■step within the avoué’s jealo■usly guarded sphere. But his opin●ion on legal points was so sound, ■and his fee so moderate, that many consulted hi●m in preference to an orthodox practitioner■. That was all that Corinna knew of him in his ■legal aspect. The rest of his queer practice● consisted in a
dvising in all manner of compl●ications. He arbitrated in dispute■s between man and man, woman a●nd woman, lover and mistress, husband an●d wife, parent and child. He diverted the ■debtor from the path to bankrupt●cy. He rescued youths and maidens from ■disastrous nymphs and fauns. He hushed up scand●al. Meanwhile his privat
e life and even h■is address remained unknown. Twice a day h■e went the round of the cafés ■and restaurants of the quartier, so that tho●se in need of his assistance had b●ut to wait at their respective tav●erns in order to see him—for he appeared w■ith the inevitability of the sun in its ●course.
“There are all kinds of