FRANCE: Daudet Aftermath

A Parisian telephone operator, a mother, Mme. Montard had just been put in jail. And how then could she perform her duty to the babe which had nestled at her breast a few hours before? In jail! And what was to become of her four elder children, none as yet in their teens? In jail! And why was Mme. Montard in jail?

Members of the Chamber of Deputies were loud in shouting, last week, that no sufficient reason existed. Mme. Montard had simply chanced to be employed...

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