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Le vieux guide avait encore l'oeil vif et les idées en place.
Il trainait parmi les tombes à la recherche des visiteurs. Il était la mémoire du cimetière.
Il connaissait l'histoire de chaque pierre.
Il pouvait déchiffrer avec délectation chaque épitaphe, chaque morceau de mémoire.

Mais le vieux guide n'en pouvait plus. Il portait les ravages du temps. Il ne tenait plus debout.
Il tombait face contre terre.
Le sang sur le visage, il tentait de faire bonne figure.


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The old guide had still keen eye and ideas in place.
He hung out among the graves in search of visitors. He was the memory of the cemetery.
He knew the history of each stone.
He could read with delight every epitaph, each piece of memory.

But the old guide was exhausted.
He bore the ravages of time.
He was no longer standing.
He fell face against the ground.
The blood on his face, he tried to do well.


Cimetière de Noraduz.

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