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The Casque's Lark or Victoria, The Mother of The Camps   By: (1804-1857)

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THE CASQUE'S LARK

THE FULL SERIES OF

The Mysteries of the People

" OR "

History of a Proletarian Family Across the Ages

By EUGENE SUE

Consisting of the Following Works:

THE GOLD SICKLE; or, Hena the Virgin of the Isle of Sen. THE BRASS BELL; or, The Chariot of Death. THE IRON COLLAR; or, Faustina and Syomara. THE SILVER CROSS; or, The Carpenter of Nazareth. THE CASQUE'S LARK; or, Victoria, the Mother of the Camps. THE PONIARD'S HILT; or, Karadeucq and Ronan. THE BRANDING NEEDLE; or, The Monastery of Charolles. THE ABBATIAL CROSIER; or, Bonaik and Septimine. THE CARLOVINGIAN COINS; or, The Daughters of Charlemagne. THE IRON ARROW HEAD; or, The Buckler Maiden. THE INFANT'S SKULL; or, The End of the World. THE PILGRIM'S SHELL; or, Fergan the Quarryman. THE IRON PINCERS; or, Mylio and Karvel. THE IRON TREVET; or, Jocelyn the Champion. THE EXECUTIONER'S KNIFE; or, Joan of Arc. THE POCKET BIBLE; or, Christian the Printer. THE BLACKSMITH'S HAMMER; or, The Peasant Code. THE SWORD OF HONOR; or, The Foundation of the French Republic. THE GALLEY SLAVE'S RING; or, The Family Lebrenn.

Published Uniform With This Volume By

THE NEW YORK LABOR NEWS CO.

28 CITY HALL PLACE NEW YORK CITY

THE CASQUE'S LARK

:: OR ::

VICTORIA, THE MOTHER OF THE CAMPS

A Tale of the Frankish Invasion of Gaul

By EUGENE SUE

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL FRENCH

By DANIEL DE LEON

NEW YORK LABOR NEWS COMPANY 1909

Copyright, 1909, by the

NEW YORK LABOR NEWS CO.

INDEX

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE v INTRODUCTION 1

PART I FOREIGN FOES. I. SCHANVOCH AND SAMPSO 21 II. ON THE RHINE 26 III. THE HORDES OF THE FRANKS 46 IV. THE PRIESTESS ELWIG 55 V. NEROWEG THE TERRIBLE EAGLE 69 VI. THE FLIGHT 83 VII. SHADOWS ACROSS THE PATH 94 VIII. CAPTAIN MARION 99 IX. VICTORIA THE GREAT 107 X. TETRIK 114 XI. VICTORIN 127 XII. TO BATTLE 143 XIII. THE BATTLE OF THE RHINE 156 XIV. THE HOMEWARD RIDE 173

PART II DOMESTIC TRAITORS. I. GATHERING SHADOWS 185 II. THE CATASTROPHE 195 III. THE MORTUARY CHAMBER 208 IV. FUNERAL PYRES 229 V. ASSASSINATION OF MARION 233 VI. THE TRAITOR UNMASKED 247 VII. THE VISION OF VICTORIA 268 VIII. CRIME TRIUMPHANT 274 IX. KIDDA, THE BOHEMIAN GIRL 280

EPILOGUE 288

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE

The first four stories of Eugene Sue's series of historic novels The Mysteries of the People; or, History of a Proletarian Family Across the Ages are properly introductory to the wondrous drama in which, as indicated in the preface to the first story of the series, "one family, the descendants of a Gallic chief named Joel, typifies the oppressed; one family, the descendants of a Frankish chief named Neroweg, typifies the oppressor; and across and adown the ages, the successive struggles between oppressors and oppressed the history of civilization is thus represented in a majestic allegory." That wondrous drama opens with this, the fifth of the stories The Casque's Lark; or, Victoria, the Mother of the Camps .

Here, for the first time, does a descendant of Joel, the Breton chief, encounter a Neroweg, the representative of the conquering race... Continue reading book >>




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