The Memorial

The Memorial

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...I retired; and so, being fatigued by my day's travel, I soon fell asleep. " I awoke about sunrise. Going to the window, I put aside the curtain, and looked out into the garden. Louis Herbois and his wife were there, renewing the garlands with fresh flowers, and watering the moss which was spread over the grave. It must be their own child, thought I, and yet--no--I will step out and ask them, and put an end to the mystery. I met the good people coming in: they inquired if I had rested well, and said that breakfast would soon be ready. ' You do not forget your little one, ' I said to the old fellow, at the same time pointing towards the enclosure. ' Monsieur mistakes, ' replied he, crossing himself devoutly. ' Some dear friend, I suppose?' He looked at me earnestly: ' On voit lien, Monsieur, que votis etes un homme comme il faut. After you have breakfasted, you shall hear the story.' ' Ah, there is then a story, ' said I to myself, as I followed Louis Herbois into the cottage, where Agathe had preceded us, and sat down to an excellent breakfast. When it was concluded, I asked for the promised narration. ' Let me see, ' said Louis, ' Agathe, how long have we been married?' Agathe, matron as she was, actually blushed at the question, yet answered readily, without stopping to compute the time. ' Yes; true; very well;' resumed Louis. ' You must know, Monsieur, that my father was a soldier, and enrolled me, at an early age, in the same company with himself. Having been detailed, soon after, on service to one of the provinces, I was so severely wounded that I was thought to be permanently unfitted for duty, and was honorably dismissed with a life pension. Owing to the care and skill of a famous surgeon who attended me, and whom I was fortunate enough more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236671619
  • 9781236671615