He had left his native place, Ville-Avary, in the department of la manche, because there was no work to be had.
As every one knows, the Department of la manche is peopled almost exclusively by farmers.
la manche, the fatherland of many of the Norman conquerors of England.
However, the demagogic wind which had suddenly blown over a part of France had not prevailed in the Department of la manche.
Men of the Cotentin, a district comprehended in, though not so large as, the present department of la manche.
Next week I expect to go to la manche, to visit a venerable chteau belonging to the empress.