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The Executioner's Knife Or Joan of Arc   By: (1804-1857)

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THE EXECUTIONER'S KNIFE

COMPLETE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ENGLISH

EUGENE SUE'S

The Mysteries of the People

OR

History of a Proletarian Family Across the Ages

A fascinating work, thrilling as fiction, yet embracing a comprehensive history of the oppressing and oppressed classes from the commencement of the present era.

These stories are nineteen in number, and their chronological order is the following:

Eugene Sue wrote a romance which seems to have disappeared in a curious fashion, called "Les Mysteres du Peuple". It is the story of a Gallic family through the ages, told in successive episodes, and, so far as we have been able to read it, is fully as interesting as "The Wandering Jew", or "The Mysteries of Paris". The French edition is pretty hard to find, and only parts have been translated into English. We don't know the reason. One medieval episode, telling of the struggle of the communes for freedom, is now translated by Mr. Daniel De Leon, under the title, "The Pilgrim's Shell" (New York Labor News Co.). We trust the success of his efforts may be such as to lead him to translate the rest of the romance. It will be the first time the feat has been done in English. N. Y. Sun.

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NEW YORK LABOR NEWS COMPANY

28 CITY HALL PLACE:: NEW YORK

THE EXECUTIONER'S KNIFE

:: :: OR :: ::

JOAN OF ARC

A Tale of the Inquisition By EUGENE SUE

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL FRENCH

By DANIEL DE LEON

NEW YORK LABOR NEWS COMPANY, 1910

Copyright 1910, by the NEW YORK LABOR NEWS CO.

INDEX

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE 1

PART I. DOMREMY.

CHAPTER.

I. JEANNETTE 3

II. GILLON THE FURTIVE 7

III. AT THE FOUNTAIN OF THE FAIRIES 11

IV. THE HARP OF MERLIN 16

V. THE PROPHECY OF MERLIN 23

VI. THE LEGEND OF HENA 29

VII. GERMINATION 34

VIII. "THE ENGLISH" 37

IX. THE FLIGHT 44

X. "BURGUNDY!" "FRANCE!" 47

XI. THE VISION 58

XII. RETURNING VISIONS 63

XIII. WRESTLING WITH THE ANGELS 68

XIV. "THE TIME HAS ARRIVED!" 72

XV. CAPTAIN ROBERT OF BAUDRICOURT 76

XVI. AT THE CASTLE OF VAUCOULEURS 80

XVII. JOHN OF NOVELPONT 87

XVIII. "GOOD LUCK, JOAN!" 92

PART II. CHINON.

I. THE COUNCIL OF CHARLES VII 101

II. ALOYSE OF CASTELNAU 112

III. THE TEST 118

IV. THE HALL OF RABATEAU 123

PART III. ORLEANS.

CHAPTER.

I. FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH, 1429 137

II. SATURDAY, APRIL 30TH, 1429 147

III. SUNDAY, MAY 1ST, 1429 155

IV. MONDAY, MAY 2ND, 1429 157

V. TUESDAY, MAY 3RD, 1429 159

VI. WEDNESDAY, MAY 4TH, 1429 161

VII. THURSDAY, MAY 5TH, 1429 177

VIII. FRIDAY, MAY 6TH, 1429 186

IX. SATURDAY, MAY 7TH, 1429 203

X. THE KING CROWNED 214

PART IV. ROUEN; OR, THE MYSTERY OF THE PASSION OF JOAN DARC.

I. BISHOP AND CANON 229

II. IN THE DUNGEON 262

III. THE INQUISITION 277

IV. THE TEMPTATION 302

V. THE SENTENCE 312

VI. PHYSICAL COLLAPSE 326

VII. REMORSE 348

VIII. THE RELAPSE 354

IX. THE WORM TURNS 357

X. TO THE FLAMES 360

XI. THE PYRE 365

EPILOGUE 378

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