St Sylvestre : Jour de l’An

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Un Sésame :

Ce n’est pas un simple mot, mais une formule magique qui donne accès à ce qui est apparemment inaccessible, et ouvre miraculeusement les portes :

It is not a simple word, but a magic formula which gives access to that which is apparently inaccessible, and miraculously opens doors.

“Léonie forma le ‘mot’ qui etait le sésame du coffre, et rangea sur une tablette l’acte qu’avait signé Lucienne Révolou.” :

“Léonie formed the ‘word’ which was the ‘open sesame’ of the chest, and placed on a compartment shelf the deed which Lucienne Révolou had signed.”

François Mauriac : Les Chemins de la mer (1939)

Taken from: ‘Pourquoi dit-on ? 2012’ par Delphine Gaston

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