The Red Spell (Classic Reprint)

The Red Spell (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Red Spell Certain things happened, it is true - the picturesque things that people talked about. A few priests were arrested - your true Parisian revolutionist is never quite so happy as when he is arresting priests. A few nuns were taken from their convents and packed off to the penitentiary at Saint Lazare - the relations between revolutionists and nuns are nearly always strained. Queer stories were told, too, of the unseemly midnight revelry of loose company at the Pre fecture of Police. And detach ments of the National Guard, more often drunk than sober, would knock at the door of any house they chose to pitch upon, and search the premises for con scripts, who would be promptly uniformed and marched off to the trenches at N euilly or Courbevoie. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243291566
  • 9780243291564