By Jodi Picoult

ISBN-10: 0553392107

ISBN-13: 9780553392104

A researcher learning reminiscence in elephants, Alice is occupied with the bonds among mom and calf—the mother’s strong protecting instincts and her newborn’s unwavering loyalty. dwelling on a online game reserve in Botswana, Alice is ready to view the animals of their average habitat—while following a huge rule: She needs to basically detect and not intervene. Then she unearths an orphaned younger elephant within the bush and can't endure to go away the helpless child in the back of. pondering again on her personal early life, and on her transferring courting along with her mom, Alice hazards her profession to deal with the calf. but what she involves comprehend is the intensity of a parent’s love.

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Mais de là à abattre un chevalier de la qualité de l’aîné des Baux… Il y avait de la sorcellerie là-dessous. Peut-être sa compagne burgonde y était-elle pour quelque chose. Bérarde jubilait. Son sourire dévoilait ses grandes dents. Elle frappa son écu avec sa hache et son geste fut repris par les Signois. Le fracas s’acheva sur une ovation à laquelle Bertrane mit un terme en levant la main. Le silence retomba. Hugon se releva. La tête lui tournait. Sa fureur l’avait quitté. Il s’aperçut qu’on ne se battait plus.

Des milliers de soldats l’avaient crié avant eux. La devise des Baux rappelait au monde que Stéphanie et ses fils descendaient du roi mage Balthazar venu en Provence avec les saintes Marie. Stéphanie leva l’épée vers le ciel. Ses trois autres fils, Guillaume, Bertrand et Gilbert, s’agenouillèrent et baisèrent le – 41 – bas de sa tunique. Des hommes jurèrent de mourir pour les Baux, de la défendre jusqu’à la dernière goutte de leur sang. Stéphanie n’en demandait pas tant. Elle leur rappela sa volonté d’épargner des vies.

Quand elle l’eut enfilé et que l’épée damasquinée au quillon contenant une relique de saint Simon fut entre ses mains, elle eut l’impression qu’une force se glissait en elle, se répandait dans son corps et lui chauffait le cœur. Elle était prête. Hugon rabattit la toile de tente et s’écarta pour la laisser sortir. Dès qu’elle apparut dans les premiers rayons de l’aube, un seul cri retentit, formidable, annonciateur de la grande tempête d’acier et de feu que les hommes appelaient de toute leur énergie : — À l’asard Bautezar !

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