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Chateau and Country Life in France

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,414 / 225 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.9
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 4,668
Added to site: 2005.12.29 12414
Genre: Travel

to go down the cellar with him? Then they could see for themselves there was none. Accordingly they all adjourned to the cellar and W. saw at once what had misled them--a quantity of bottles of eau de Seidlitz, rather like champagne bottles in shape. They pointed triumphantly to these and asked what he meant by saying there was no champagne, and told their men to carry off the bottles. W. said again it was not champagne--he didn't believe they would like it. They were quite sure they had found a prize, and all took copious draughts of the water--with disastrous results, as they heard afterward from the servants.

Later, during the armistice and Prussian occupation, there were soldiers quartered all around the château, and, of course, there were many distressing scenes. All our little village of Louvry, near our farm, had taken itself off to the woods. They were quite safe there, as the Prussians never came into the woods on account of the sharpshooters. W. said their camp was comfortable enough--they had a



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