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...After a Few Words...

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Published: 1962
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,979 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.6
LoC Category: PS
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 21,755
Added to site: 2007.12.23
mnybks.net#: 19464
Origin: gutenberg.org

This is a science-fiction story. History is a science; the other part is, as all Americans know, the most fictional field we have today.

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rd part of the column. Far ahead, he knew, were the Knights Templars, who had taken the advance. Behind the Templars rode the mailed knights of Brittany and Anjou. These were followed by King Guy of Jerusalem and the host of Poitou.

He himself, Sir Robert de Bouain, was riding with the Norman and English troops, just behind the men of Poitou. Sir Robert turned slightly in his saddle. To his right, he could see the brilliant red-and-gold banner of the lion-hearted Richard of England--gules, in pale three lions passant guardant or. Behind the standard-bearer, his great war horse moving with a steady, measured pace, his coronet of gold on his steel helm gleaming in the glaring desert sun, the lions of England on his firm-held shield, was the King himself.

Further behind, the Knights Hospitallers protected the rear, guarding the column of the hosts of Christendom from harassment by the Bedouins.

"By our Lady!" came a voice from his left. "Three days out from Acre, and the accursed Saracens still elude us."

Sir Robert de

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****
2012.08.12
Charles Wright
****.

Have you ever read a genre story only to discover it was another genre? This is a brief character study of the great crusades disguised as science fiction. I was a little disappointed by the twist but the historical writing was good.

2009.03.23
ladyejan
*****

Very short story with some surprise humor thrown in. Great fun, 10 minute read.


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