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What does 'traversée' mean?

(Source: http://short-edition.com/classique/guy-de-maupassant/un-echec)

For learning: French
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    "Traversée" means "crossing," in the sense that the narrator is taking a boat from Nice to Bastia.

    However, when the narrator says, "tiens! ma traversée," what he is really saying is "Yay! This beautiful young lady has made my crossing interesting."

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