Some Reminiscences of old Victoria

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Author: Edgar Fawcett
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,679 / 233 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 373
Added to site: 2008.07.14
mnybks.net#: 21512
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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an instant, then started off at a run, calling to me to come on. We were soon there, and to explain father's strange action in running after a band of music, I have only to say that the tune was one dear to the hearts of all Britons, "God Save the Queen," so, could you wonder at his excitement, as we stood in front of the British Consulate? The reason of it all was the news received that day of the fall of Sebastopol. After a few words from the consul we all moved off to the French Consulate, and here all was repeated, but to the strains of the Marseillaise hymn. Of course this good news was fully discussed at home, and some days after it was decided to have the event celebrated by the British and French residents by a procession and banquet in a pavilion, with an ox and several sheep roasted whole. The day arrived, and I, of course, had to go with father in the procession, carrying a British flag. In the midst of the festivities a lot of roughs broke into the pavilion, tore down the British and French flags,

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