And I grasp your two hands heartily and say "bravo" to you again, and faithfully yours. Gustave Flaubert CCCXIV. To MADAM MAURICE SAND Thursday evening, 25th May, 1876 Dear Madam, I sent a telegram to Maurice this morning, asking for news of Madam Sand. I was told yesterday that she was very ill, why has not Maurice answered me? I went to Plauchut's this morning to get details.