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The Legionaries

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Excerpt from book: CHAPTER II THE MONSTER WAR My father's death, of which I was not wholly unprepared to hear, had occurred two weeks before my arrival. It was a great shock to me and an overwhelming grief to my mother, but my presence went far to comfort her. She now leaned upon me in all things, and sought advice which I was poorly prepared to give. But I went to work diligently to acquire a knowledge of our affairs and found them to be in good condition ; and yet how our present position contrasted with that from which we had been deposed!? a bare three hundred acres as against as many thousands, a modest, but roomy and comfortable house as against the imposing mansion within the walls of which generations of Tren- hams had been born, and where they had laughed, and wept, and lived, and died. Where happy slaves in that still recent time gave willing service, now four or five paid servants did all the work of house and farm. Father had never become reconciled to the change, but mother, possessing a more elastic temperament and a cheerfulness of disposition not easily shaken, accepted it without a murmur. Only on his account and mine was she ever known to express a regret, and this, being buoyant and hopeful, I labored to dispel so far as it concerned myself. We were a litttle removed from direct communication with the world, but by means of the Louisville newspapers were kept tolerably informed as to what was going on. The new president was inaugurated in March. His address on that occasion, while intended to be pacific, was unsatisfactory to the South and was looked upon by the leading secessionists as menacing. Representatives of the seceding states met and agreed upon a plan of confederation. Both sides began to arm, and those conservative people in both sections?there were many of the...
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780217392365
Publisher: General Books
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Returnable: N
Spine Width: 4 mm
Width: 186 mm
ISBN-10: 0217392369
Publisher Date: 08 Feb 2012
Height: 242 mm
No of Pages: 84
Series Title: English
Weight: 168 gr
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