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Lorraine

A Romance

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,158 / 255 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,075
Added to site: 2008.01.13
mnybks.net#: 19635
Origin: gutenberg.org

This vivid story of the strenuous days of the Franco-Prussian War with the fiercely contested Province of Lorraine for its background, has sprung into renewed popularity since Alsace-Lorraine has been restored to La Partie. The book was a great success when first published, and the continued prominence of the author added to the great interest in its subject seems to make another edition worth while.

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nds began to come back to drown the delicious voice in his ears; he heard the little river Lisse, flowing, flowing under green branches; he heard a throstle singing in the summer wind; he heard, far in the deeper forest, something passing--patter, patter, patter--over the dead leaves.


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Jack Marche tucked his gun under his arm and turned away along the overgrown wood-road that stretched from the De Nesville forests to the more open woods of Morteyn.

He walked slowly, puffing his pipe, pondering over his encounter with the châtelaine of the Château de Nesville. He thought, too, of the old Vicomte de Morteyn and his gentle wife, of the little house-party of which he and his sister Dorothy made two, of Sir Thorald and Lady Hesketh, their youthful and totally irresponsible chaperons on the journey from Paris to Morteyn.

"They're lunching on the Lisse," he thought. "I'll not get a bite if Ricky is there."

When Madame de Morteyn wrote to

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