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At the Sign of the Sword

(1915)
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Warm, brilliant, and cloudless was the July noon.
Beneath the summer sun the broad, shallow waters of the Meuse sparkled as they rippled swiftly onward through the deep, winding valley of grey rocks and cool woods on their way from the mountains of Lorraine, through peaceful, prosperous Belgium, towards the sea.
That quiet, smiling land of the Ardennes was, in July in the year of grace 1914, surely one of the most romantic in all Europe - a green, peaceful land, undisturbed by modern progress; a land where the peasantry were still both honest and simple, retaining many of their primitive customs; a land where the herdsmen still called home the cattle by the blast of the horn as they had done for past centuries, where the feudal castles studding the country - mostly now in ruins - were once the abodes of robber-knights.



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May 2015 : Paperback
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Title: At the Sign of the Sword
Author(s): William Le Queux
ISBN: 1-5120-1544-X / 978-1-5120-1544-7
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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March 2015 : Paperback
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Title: At the Sign of the Sword
Author(s): William le Queux
ISBN: 5519325804 / 978-5519325806
Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
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