Rue Mouffetard


The Age Of Reason, p.65
He remembered the action of a man he has seen once in the Rue Mouffetard. A decently dressed man with an absolutely grey face. The man had gone up to a provisions shop, he had gazed for a long time at a slice of cold meat on a plate in the open window, then he reached out a hand and taken the piece of meat: he did so with apparent ease, he too must have felt free. The shop keeper had yelled, a policemen had appeared and removed the man, who seemed surprised.