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Told in a French Garden

Told in a French Garden by Mildred Aldrich
By: (1853-1928)

American friends begin to summer in a beautiful French country house when WWI breaks out. They decide not to evacuate as the war encroaches. Their interactions are interwoven by the stories that they take turns telling after dinner each night to stimulate their nightly conversation and distract their thoughts from the war.

First Page:

TOLD IN A FRENCH GARDEN

AUGUST, 1914

BY Mildred Aldrich

Author of "A Hilltop on the Marne"

BOSTON SMALL, MAYNARD & COMPANY 1916

Copyright, 1916 BY MILDRED ALDRICH

TO

F. E. C.

a prince of comrades and a royal friend, whose quaint humor gladdened the days of my early struggle, and whose unfailing faith inspired me in later days to turn a smiling face to Fate

CONTENTS

CHAPTER INTRODUCTION How We Came into the Garden

I THE YOUNGSTER'S STORY It Happened at Midnight The Tale of a Bride's New Home

II THE TRAINED NURSE'S STORY The Son of Josephine The Tale of a Foundling

III THE CRITIC'S STORY ... Continue reading book >>


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