St Ives a French Prisoner in England : (Robert Louis Stevenson Masterpiece Collection)
It was in the month of May 1813 that I was so unlucky as to fall at last into the hands of the enemy. My knowledge of the English language had marked me out for a certain employment. Though I cannot conceive a soldier refusing to incur the risk, yet to be hanged for a spy is a disgusting business; and I was relieved to be held a prisoner of war. Into the Castle of Edinburgh, standing in the midst of that city on the summit of an extraordinary rock, I was cast with several hundred fellow-sufferers, all privates like myself, and the more part of them, by an accident, very ignorant, plain fellows. My English, which had brought me into that scrape, now helped me very materially to bear it.
- Paperback | 254 pages
- 215.9 x 279.4 x 14.48mm | 734.82g
- 28 Jan 2015
- Large type / large print
- Large type / large print edition
- Illustrations, black and white