FRENCH DUEL UP TO DATE.
RICHEPIN-FRONDAIE EN COUNTER.
A sword duel was fought on March 13 between Jacques Richepin, son of Jean Richepin, member of the French Academy, and Pierre Frondaie, author of a play now being performed in Paris resulted in the wounding of M.
The quarrel arose out of an incident in the lobby of a theatre on Wednesday. Madame Frondaie, it is alleged, made some cutting remarks to Jacques Richepin's wife, known as Madame Cora Laparcerie, who is co manager of the theatre. M. Frondaie took full responsibility for his wife's comments, and thereupon challenged to fight by M. Richepin.
The encounter took place on the lawn on a house in the suburb of Neuilly. More than a hundred nota bilities of the literary and dramatic world were present, watching the com bat from behind hedges and windows, while numerous reporters, photographers, and moving-picture operators occupied a loft overlooking the lawn. The wives of both principals appeared on tbe scene, but were not allowed to watch the combat. They remained on the road outside in an automobile where they were surrounded by crowds of women awaiting the result. They could hear the sounds of the clashing of swords from where tbey sat,
During the first bout neither combatant was touched'- In the second, however, Mr Riohpin's sword penetrated M. Frondaie's forearm, and the engagement was bought to an end. Joan Ricbpin then embraced his son, and his wife threw herself into his arms, while Mme. Frondaie helped the Burgeon to.dress her husband's wound. The combatants left tho ground without being reconciled.
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FRENCH DUEL UP TO DATE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4397, 19 May 1914
FRENCH DUEL UP TO DATE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4397, 19 May 1914
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