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The Flaubert prize of about $3,000, instituted by an unknown benefactor to literature, was awarded to François Robiscon de la Querinière for his novel, The Spanish Grandee.

Paris became annoyed; the book was bad, it was published three years ago, every one had been glad to forget it.

Inquiries were instituted into the past of M. Robischon. He was a retired business man who dabbled in literature as a hobby. He is very rich. Yes, he was the originator of the Flaubert prize! " C'est très gentil," remarked the Latin Quarter contemptuously.


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