Brigadier Frederick and the Dean's Watch; Tr. from the French of Erckmann-Chatrian

Brigadier Frederick and the Dean's Watch; Tr. from the French of Erckmann-Chatrian

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...longer the Germans could not hold out; that all the heads of the families being enlisted, their estates, their workshops, their improvements were ni2glected. N o ploughing or sowing were done, and that the women and children, the entire population, were dying of terrible starvation., WVe have since seen, George, that those things were true; all the letters that we found on the landwehr told of the terrible poverty in Germany. So what M. Laroche told me filled me with hope. He promised also to have my pension paid to me as soon as it would be possible, and about one o'clock I left him, full of confidence. He shook hands with me and called out from the door: " Keep up a good heart, Father Frederick; we will have happy days yet." After I left him I felt like another man, and I walked leisurely back to Graufthal, where a most agreeable surprise awaited me. XXII JEAN MERLIN had put everything in order. The cracks in the roof and in the doors and windows were stopped up; the floor was washed, the furniture placed and the pictures hung, as much as possible as they were at the forest house. It was bitterly cold outside; our stove, which Jean had put up and blackleaded, drew like a forge bellows, and the grandmother, sitting beside it in her old arm-chair, was listening to the crackling of the fire, and looking at the flame which was lighting up the room. Marie-Rose, with her sleeves rolled up, seemed delighted at my satisfaction; Jean Merlin, his pipe in his mouth and screwing up his eyes, looked at me as if to say: " Well, Papa Frederick, what do you think of this? Is it cold now in this room? Is not everything clean, shining and in good order? MarieRose and I did all that?"-And when I saw all that I said to them: ...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851455
  • 9781236851451