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The Eagle of the Empire

A Story of Waterloo

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Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,130 / 246 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.4
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,796
Added to site: 2007.02.05
mnybks.net#: 15983
Origin: gutenberg.org

A story of Waterloo and of the man Napoleon, suffering, eary, rousing to victory as to wine, and stirring a young soldier to youth's glory of hero worship. A clear heroic note, and a love story with all the charm of "the American Dumas."

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lem of a fame that is past. It is as real to them as when into the hands of one of them it was given by the Emperor himself on the Champ de Mars so long ago when he was lord of the world. And so long as they live they will love it, reverence it, guard it, salute it as in the past.


BOOK I

THE EMPEROR AT BAY

CHAPTER I

BEARERS OF EVIL TIDINGS

The Emperor walked nervously up and down the long, low-ceiled apartment, the common room of the public inn at Nogent. Grouped around a long table in the center of the room several secretaries were busy with orders, reports and dispatches. At one end stood a group of officers of high rank in rich uniforms whose brilliance was shrouded by heavy cloaks falling from their shoulders and gathered about them, for the air was raw and chill, despite a great fire burning in a huge open fireplace. Their cloaks and hats were wet, their boots and trousers splashed with mud, and in general

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