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The Poniard's Hilt Or Karadeucq and Ronan. A Tale of Bagauders and Vagres   By: (1804-1857)

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THE PONIARD'S HILT

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, Faustine and Syomara . THE SILVER CROSS; or, The Carpenter of Nazareth . THE CASQUE'S LARK; or, Victoria, the Mother of the Camps . THE PONIARID'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 PONIARD'S HILT

Or

Karadeucq and Ronan

A Tale of Bagauders and Vagres

by

EUGENE SUE

Translated from the Original French by Daniel De Leon

New York Labor News Company, 1907

Copyright, 1908, by the New York Labor News Co.

INDEX.

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE 3

PART I. THE KORRIGANS.

CHAP. I. ARAIM 9

II. FAIRIES AND HOBGOBLINS 15

III. HEVIN, THE PEDDLER 25

IV. OFF TO THE BAGAUDY! 37

PART II. THE VAGRES.

CHAP. I. "WOLVES' HEADS" 45

II. BISHOP AND COUNT 49

III. AT THE CHAPEL OF ST. LOUP 61

IV. THE DEMONS! THE DEMONS! 66

V. VAGRES IN JUDGMENT 71

VI. TO THE FASTNESS OF ALLANGE 85

VII. THE VAGRES AT FEAST 101

VIII. THE MIRACLE OF ST. MARTIN 107

IX. LOYSIK AND RONAN 114

X. THE MIRACLE OF ST. CAUTIN 129

PART III. THE BURG OF NEROWEG.

CHAP. I. LEUDES AT HOME 139

II. THE MAHL 151

III. THE SPECTRE OF WISIGARDE 161

IV. THE LION OF POITIERS 170

V. IN THE TREASURE CHAMBER 184

VI. THE BEAR OF MONT DORE 194

VII. IN THE ERGASTULA 203

VIII. IN THE BANQUET HALL 211

IX. THE RESCUE 235

X. COUNT AND VAGRE 242

PART IV. GHILDE.

CHAP. I. AT THE HEARTH OF JOEL 251

II. ON THE HILL NEAR MARCIGNY 258

III. THE DEATH OF CHRAM 272

EPILOGUE 281

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE

The invasion of Gaul by Clovis introduced feudalism in France, which is equivalent to saying in Europe, France being the teeming womb of the great historic events of that epoch. It goes without saying that so vast a social system as that of feudalism could not be perfected in a day, or even during one reign. Indeed, generations passed, and it was not until the Age of Charlemagne that feudalism can be said to have taken some measure of shape and form. Between the Ages of Clovis and Charlemagne a period of turbulence ensued altogether peculiar to the combined circumstances that feudalism was forced to struggle with two foes one internal, the disintegrating forces that ever accompany a new movement; the other external, the stubborn and inspiring resistance, on the part of the native masses, to the conqueror from the wilds of Germania... Continue reading book >>




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