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A Tatter of Scarlet Adventurous Episodes of the Commune in the Midi 1871   By: (1860-1914)

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A TATTER OF SCARLET

A TATTER OF SCARLET

ADVENTUROUS EPISODES OF THE COMMUNE IN THE MIDI 1871

BY S. R. CROCKETT

SECOND EDITION

HODDER AND STOUGHTON LONDON NEW YORK TORONTO

Printed in 1913

CONTENTS

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CHAPTER I

HOW THE TRICOLOUR CAME DOWN 1

CHAPTER II

KITH AND KIN 9

CHAPTER III

THE LAUNDRY DOOR 13

CHAPTER IV

THROUGH THE ENEMY'S LINES 21

CHAPTER V

THE DEVENTER GIRLS 30

CHAPTER VI

AN OLD MAN MASTERFUL 34

CHAPTER VII

OUR FIRST COMMUNARD 44

CHAPTER VIII

I SEE THE SCARLET TATTER NEAR AT HAND 50

CHAPTER IX

A REUNION OF THE REDS 57

CHAPTER X

JEANNE'S VELVET EYES 65

CHAPTER XI

HOW MEN SEE RED 73

CHAPTER XII

"GOOD BYE, RHODA POLLY" 78

CHAPTER XIII

WE SEEK GARIBALDI 84

CHAPTER XIV

"THE CHILDREN" 96

CHAPTER XV

FIRST BLOOD 101

CHAPTER XVI

THE COMING OF ALIDA 107

CHAPTER XVII

A DESERT PRINCESS 117

CHAPTER XVIII

THE PRINCESS COMMANDS 126

CHAPTER XIX

KELLER BEY COMES TO ARAMON 132

CHAPTER XX

I PLAY "THREE'S COMPANY" 138

CHAPTER XXI

THE GOLDEN HEART OF RHODA POLLY 145

CHAPTER XXII

IN THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW 149

CHAPTER XXIII

THE MISGIVINGS OF ALIDA 156

CHAPTER XXIV

PEACE BEFORE STORM 169

CHAPTER XXV

THE PROCLAMATION 175

CHAPTER XXVI

KELLER BEY, INSURGENT 185

CHAPTER XXVII

UNDER WHICH KING, BEZONIAN? 199

CHAPTER XXVIII

STORM GATHERING 208

CHAPTER XXIX

WITHIN THE PALE 216

CHAPTER XXX

DEVIL'S TALK 226

CHAPTER XXXI

THE BLACK BAND 233

CHAPTER XXXII

"READY!" 239

CHAPTER XXXIII

"HELL UPSIDE DOWN!" 251

CHAPTER XXXIV

THE PASSING OF KELLER BEY 259

CHAPTER XXXV

A CAPTAIN OF BRIGANDS 266

CHAPTER XXXVI

LEFT HANDED MATTHEW 273

CHAPTER XXXVII

LOOT 284

CHAPTER XXXVIII

THE LAST ADVENTURE OF THE BLACK BAND 291

CHAPTER XXXIX

THE CONVERSION OF CHANOT 306

CHAPTER XL

THE LAST OF THE "TATTER OF SCARLET" 312

A TATTER OF SCARLET

CHAPTER I

HOW THE TRICOLOUR CAME DOWN

Deventer and I leaned on the parapet and watched the curious things which were happening in Aramon across the river. We were the biggest boys in the school and kept even the Seniors in awe, being "Les Anglais" to them and so familiar with the "boxe" though Deventer was an Irishman, and I, Angus Cawdor, a Scot of the Scots.

We had explained the difference to them many times by arguments which may have temporarily persuaded some, but without in the least affecting the fixed French notion that all English speaking people are of English race... Continue reading book >>




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