DAVOINE, the purchaser of Chanteau's timber business at Caen. When
Chanteau became incapacitated by gout, he sold his business to Davoine
for a hundred thousand francs, of which one-half was to be paid in
cash and the balance to remain in the business. Davoine was, however,
constantly launching into speculations, and the consequence was that
the profits were drained away, and the balance sheet generally showed a
loss. He ultimately became bankrupt, and Chanteau lost all the money he
had left in the business. La Joie de Vivre.