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Anyway, I'm all in one piece, it's not too bad. My goodness, what a scare. ’ And examining the wrist which had been caught in the rope and had a red weal all round it, she moistened it with spittle and sucked it, adding with a sigh of relief and already on her way to recovery: ‘Coliche isn't really bad, only she's been giving us trouble all this morning because she's on heat. ’ Jean repeated. ’ He continued to speak to her familiarly, treating her like a little child, since for all her fourteen years she was very slight in build.
She had looked up at him to examine him more closely, surprised that anyone could have come from such a faraway place. ‘Eighteen months ago, after Solferino,’ he went on, ‘I got my discharge and came back from Italy and a pal persuaded me to come up here. ’ ‘I see,’ she said without further comment, still watching him with her large dark eyes. But at that moment, Coliche, who was becoming frantic, gave an extra long despairing ‘moo’ and a hoarse panting could be heard behind the closed cowshed door.
As unmoved and as fertile as the earth when it is sown, the cow had stood four square and firm as the male seed spurted within her. Not even the bull's last powerful thrust had unsteadied her. And now he had already slipped down from her back, making the ground shake again. Françoise had released her grip but was still holding her arm in the air. ’ ‘And very nice too,’ added Jean emphatically, with something of the satisfaction of a good workman seeing a job well and quickly done. It never entered his head to make the sort of bawdy jokes which the farmhands indulged in when girls used to bring their cows to be covered.