A Girl of the Commune
by Henty, George Alfred
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A Girl of the CommuneA Girl of the Commune (paperback)
Pub. Date: 2023
Publisher: Legare Street Press
Price: $51.75
Seller: Bonita, Newport Coast, CA, USA
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Excerpt: ...seems stupid still." The boys were brought in from the next room, where they were doing their lessons. They were full of the reports they had gathered from their school-fellows, and if but half of these had been true it was evident that the remnant of the German army were in full flight towards the frontier, and that the bravest deeds of antiquity faded into insignificance by the side of the heroism displayed by the French soldiers. Their talk and excitement had the effect of rousing Mary and preventing her thoughts reverting to the scene in the ambulance, and at half-past nine she again went off to bed feeling more like herself than she had done for some days. Pg 172 CHAPTER XIV. Mary Brander was, as usual, called before daylight by Margot, and was dressing when a sound like the rumbling of a heavy wagon, caused her to pause suddenly, and then hurry to the window and throw it open. "They have begun again," she exclaimed, "and the firing is heavier than it was before. It comes from the east. It must be Trochu's force engaged again." She hastily completed her toilet, drank off the coffee Margot had got ready for her, and then started on her way to the ambulance. "It is louder than ever," she exclaimed. "It must be a terrible battle." The roar of the cannon never ceased. The windows and doors were all open as she went along, and women in various states of dishabille were talking excitedly to each other from the former across the street; while the men, equally excited, were discussing the battle in groups. All agreed that the forts in the loop of the Marne were engaged. This caused some disappointment. "We can't be so far out as we thought," one said, "or we should be beyond range of the guns." "Perhaps the Germans are attacking us," an old man suggested, but the idea was received with derision, and Mary caught no more of the conversation as she hurried along. It was an absolute relief to her when she entered the ambulance, for the continued roar of...

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  • PID: 17677568492
  • ISBN-13: 9781022111448
  • Publisher: Legare Street Press
  • Seller: Alibris
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