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History of England, in Words of One Syllable (Paperback) Loot Price: R313
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History of England, in Words of One Syllable (Paperback): Helen W. Pierson

History of England, in Words of One Syllable (Paperback)

Helen W. Pierson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...on till she came to the place where the Dau-phin was. It was strange that she knew how to pick him out at once from all the rest. She told him that there was an old, old sword in the church of St. Cath-a-rine, at Frei-bois, and that it had five marks of a cross on it, and the voice had said that was the sword she must wear. Just at this time the En-glish had laid siege to Or-leans, and there was small hope for the French. So the Dau-phin was glad to catch at a straw. Joan told him God had sent her to get back his realm for him, and that she would drive out the En-glish from the soil of France and lead him to Rheims, where the crown of France should be set on his head. When she spoke of the old sword no one had heard of it, but when they sought it in the church it was found. So then the French put their trust in the maid, and the En-glish were full of fear, for they thought she was a witch. Joan got on a horse once more and rode on and on till she came to Orleans. She rode now on a snow white war horse, and her coat of arms shone in the sun. She bore a white flag in front of her with the words "Je-su Ma-ri-a" on it, and in this grand state, at the head of a great mass of troops, they bore food to the poor folks in Or-leans. When those on the walls saw her there went up a shout: "The Maid has come." And this and the sight of the Maid at the head of their men made the French so brave, and gave the En-glish such doubts, that their line of forts soon gave way, the French troops got in the town, and Or-leans was all their own once more. From that time Joan was known as the Maid of Or-leans. The En-glish troops were still at the walls, but the men had no heart to fight, for, they said, it was of no use to strive with a witch. Still they held th...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: 2010
Authors: Helen W. Pierson
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 38
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-95025-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-152-95025-8
Barcode: 9781152950252

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