He said this jeeringly, but instead of taking his words lightly, his uncle reprimanded him severely: "If you had been able to attend to this matter, I should not have been forced to have called in this little girl, who until now has only pushed trucks."
Perrine saw Casimir bite his lip in anger, but he controlled himself and said lightly: "If I had foreseen that I should have to give up a government position for a commercial one, I should certainly have learned English in preference to German."
"It is never too late to learn," replied his uncle in a tone that brooked no further parley.
The quick words on both sides had been spoken in evident displeasure.
Perrine had made herself as small as possible. She had not dared move, but Casimir did not even turn his eyes in her direction, and almost at once he went out, giving his arm to his uncle. Then she was able to give free rein to her thoughts. How severe M. Vulfran was with his nephew, but what a disagreeable, horrid youth was that nephew! If they had any affection for one another it certainly was not apparent. Why was it? Why wasn't this nephew kind to his old uncle, who was blind and broken down with sorrow? And why was the old man so hard with a nephew who was taking the place of his own son?
- En Famille, Chapter 16
We will be jointing with Kiteseekers and Wasurenai to finish up Perrine Monogatari (The Story of Perrine).
In this episode, Perrine works as an English interpreter for her grandfather. At this point, he does not know that she is his granddaughter. However, she has now managed to get into the middle of a contentious battle for control of her grandfather's business.
You can obtain this episode from your standard torrent indexing sites, or you may go to Kiteseekers or Wasurenai's websites for direct download links.