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The Road to Paris   By: (1867-1906)

The Road to Paris by Robert Neilson Stephens

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THE ROAD TO PARIS

BY R. N. STEPHENS

[Illustration]

Works of

ROBERT NEILSON STEPHENS

An Enemy to the King (Sixth Thousand)

The Continental Dragoon (Fifth Thousand)

The Road to Paris

L. C. PAGE AND COMPANY, Publishers

(Incorporated)

196 Summer St., Boston, Mass.

THE ROAD TO PARIS

[Illustration: "A WILD THRUST BETRAYED THAT HIS EYE WAS NO LONGER TRUE."

( See page 536. )]

THE ROAD TO PARIS

A Story of Adventure

BY

ROBERT NEILSON STEPHENS

AUTHOR OF "AN ENEMY TO THE KING" "THE CONTINENTAL DRAGOON," ETC.

Illustrated by H. C. EDWARDS

"Hark how the drums beat up again For all true soldiers, gentlemen; Then let us 'list and march away Over the hills and far away."

Old Song.

BOSTON L. C. PAGE AND COMPANY (INCORPORATED) 1898

Copyright, 1898 By L. C. Page and Company (INCORPORATED)

Entered at Stationers' Hall, London

Colonial Press Electrotyped and Printed by C. H. Simonds & Co. Boston, U.S.A.

" D'Artagnan ... touched the earth, moistened with the evening dew, with the ends of his fingers, crossed himself as if at the holy water vessel of a church, and retook alone ever alone the road to Paris. "

THE VISCOUNT OF BRAGELONNE.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER PAGE

INTRODUCTION ix

I. A LODGE IN THE WILDERNESS 1

II. "OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY" 21

III. AT THE SIGN OF THE GEORGE 50

IV. OF A BROKEN SABBATH AND BROKEN HEADS 72

V. FROM BROADWAY TO BUNKER HILL 92

VI. THE WIND OF CIRCUMSTANCE 118

VII. THE MARCH THROUGH MAINE 150

VIII. WITHIN THE WALLS OF QUEBEC 175

IX. THE INCIDENTS OF A SNOWY NIGHT 201

X. "BY FLOOD AND FIELD" 227

XI. THREE WHIMSICAL GENTLEMEN AND A BEAUTIFUL LADY 257

XII. THE DEVIL TO PAY AT THE PELICAN INN 288

XIII. "UP AND DOWN IN LONDON TOWN" 323

XIV. "FAIR STOOD THE WIND FOR FRANCE" 352

XV. AN ELOPEMENT FROM A DILIGENCE 376

XVI. PASTORAL AND TRAGEDY 401

XVII. "STONE WALLS DO NOT A PRISON MAKE" 426

XVIII. DICK GIVES A SPECIMEN OF AMERICAN SHOOTING 452

XIX. THE FAVOR OF A PRINCE 474

XX. THE HONOR OF A LADY IN WAITING 499

XXI. "THE ROAD TO PARIS" 524

ILLUSTRATIONS.

PAGE

"A WILD THRUST BETRAYED THAT HIS EYE WAS NO LONGER TRUE" Frontispiece

"THE NEWCOMER WAS APPARENTLY ABOUT FORTY YEARS OLD" 36

"IT WAS THE MAN SENT BY ARNOLD" 223

"BEARING THE SWOONING FORM OF AMABEL" 294

"'OH, YOU HAVE A VISITOR! MON DIEU, SILVIUS!'" 431

"FREDERICK II. RECOILED A STEP OR TWO" 518

INTRODUCTION.

"With our company of riflemen that marched in Arnold's army through the Maine wilderness to attack Quebec, there was a sergeant's wife, a large and sturdy woman, no common camp follower, but decent and respected, who one day, when the troops started to wade through a freezing pond, of which they broke the thin ice coating with the butts of their guns, calmly lifted her skirts above her waist and strode in, and so kept the greater part of her clothes dry in crossing... Continue reading book >>




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