Personal Recollections Of Joan Of Arc (volume 1-2)

Paperback | January 1, 2012

byMark Twain

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX BEING worn out with the long fight, we all slept the rest of the afternoon away and two or three hours into the night. Then we got up refreshed, and had supper. As for me, I could have been willing to let the matter of the ghost drop; and the others were of a like mind, no doubt, for they talked diligently of the battle and said nothing of that other thing. And indeed it was fine and stirring to hear the Paladin rehearse his deeds and see him pile his dead, fifteen here, eighteen there, and thirty-five yonder; but this only postponed the trouble; it could not do more. He could not go on forever; when he had carried the bastille by assault and eaten up the garrison there was nothing for it but to stop, unless Catherine Boucher would give him a new start and have it all done over again--as we hoped she would, this time--but she was otherwise minded. As soon as there was a good opening and a fair chance, she brought up her unwelcome subject, and we faced it the best we could. We followed her and her parents to the haunted room at eleven o'clock, with candles, and also with torches to place in the sockets on the walls. It was a big house, with very thick walls, and this room was in a remote part of it which had been left unoccupied for nobody knew how many years, because of its evil repute. This was a large room, like a salon, and had a big table in it of enduring oak and well preserved; but the chairs were worm-eaten and the tapestry on the walls was rotten and discolored by age. The dusty cobwebs under the ceiling had the look of not having had any business for a century. Catherine said: "Tradition says that these ghosts have never been seen--they have merely been heard. It is plain that this room was once larger than it is now, and that the wall at this end was built in s...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX BEING worn out with the long fight, we all slept the rest of the afternoon away and two or three hours into the night. Then we got up refreshe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217247555

ISBN - 13:9780217247559

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