The Outbreak of the Great French Revolution, by MM. Erckmann-Chatrian, Tr. by Mrs. C. Hoey [From PT. 1 and 2 of Histoire D'Un Paysan]

The Outbreak of the Great French Revolution, by MM. Erckmann-Chatrian, Tr. by Mrs. C. Hoey [From PT. 1 and 2 of Histoire D'Un Paysan]

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ... and said: "You will not give up the enlistment paper l. "Go be hanged!" The infirmarian now said we had better go away. But before we did so, Maitre Jean said: "I always thought you a bad fellow, and when you sold your father's waggon and his oxen before you enlisted, I regarded you as the lowest of miscreants, but now I wish you were able to stand, that I might give you two sound boxes on the ear, for you are not worth more." He would have said more, but the infirmarian pushed him out, and shut the door. We went down stairs sick at heart; all hope was gone. When we were out of the hospital, Maitre Jean said to me: "There, you see, it was just time and trouble thrown away. Nicholas will have to remain in the lock-up until he gets the route. He will have to pay the expenses and the breakage at the tavern, and you will get nothing out of the bounty." Then, all of a sudden, he began to laugh until the tears ran out of his eyes. "Never mind, he has mauled my worthy cousin prettily! What a fist the fellow must have!" He laughed, until at last he made us laugh too. My father said, "Yes, he is a fine strong fellow, our Nicholas. Jerome is a bigger man, with bigger bones; but Nicholas has the sinews!" We laughed then, but our sadness increased when Maitre Jean left us, and went his way back to the forge. That same day, we went to see Nicholas in the lock-up. He was sitting upon a bundle of straw. When he saw our father crying, he said, "Never mind, father. Of course it is a misfortune, and I know there will be no money coming to you. But, when we can do nothing to help ourselves, and change things, there is nothing for it but to make up our minds, and put a good face on it." We saw that he...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236655042