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A Hero of Liége

A Story of the Great War

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Author: Herbert Strang
Published: 1915
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,591 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.5
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 2,825
Added to site: 2012.04.25 31411
Genre: Young Readers

An Englishman working in Germany for an Anglo-German company, is caught up in the preparations for war as Germany mobilizes.

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with the English!" Tourists of all nationalities were flocking to the station and to the landing-stage for the Rhine steamers. Soldiers were everywhere.

At the station ticket office there was a long queue of people waiting. Kenneth saw little chance of obtaining a ticket for some time; but being well acquainted with the stationmaster, he sought his assistance and was provided with a written pass.

"I can't guarantee that you will get beyond Aix-la-Chapelle," said the official. "You must take your chance."

Kenneth set off to return. Attracted by a crowd at the door of one of the hotels, he went up to discover the cause of the assemblage. A mountain of luggage was piled on the pavement, and the distracted owners, turned out of the hotel, were vainly seeking porters to convey it to the station. The riff-raff of the streets were jeering at them. Kenneth turned away, feeling that the scene was ominous.

He had walked only a short distance from the spot when a hand touched his shoulder fr



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