The Young Franc Tireurs

And Their Adventures in the Franco-Prussian War

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Author: G. A. Henty
Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 104,058 / 299 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,555
Added to site: 2007.07.14
mnybks.net#: 17629
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Adventure, War

Calculated to engage lively interest by the exhibition of bold adventures and skillful exploits, without exciting feelings of animosity towards the opposite side in the conflict. For vigorous writing and sustained interest, the episodes of the entry into the besieged city by the Seine and the escape by the balloon should be specially noted.

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own opinion, as you know, is that they are equally fatal for a country, but that is a matter of opinion, only; but of the fact that a good Radical makes an extremely bad soldier, I am quite clear, and the spread of Radical opinion among the French army has been very great. Then, too, the officers have been much to blame. They think of pleasure far more than duty. They spend four times as much time in the cafes and billiard rooms as they do in the drill ground. Altogether, in my opinion, the French army has greatly gone off in all points--except in courage which, being a matter of nationality, is probably as high as ever. It is a bad lookout, boys--a very bad lookout.

"There, don't talk about it any more. I do not want to make your mother unhappy. Remember not to express--either as my or your own opinion--anything I have said, in the town. It would only render you obnoxious, and might even cause serious mischief. If things go wrong, French mobs are liable to wreak their bad temper on the first comer."

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