Audubon

Audubon

Audubon

Audubon

Excerpt

A BOY named Fougère peered through the shutters of a house in the city of Nantes. A procession was passing, gay but a little wild. Men in long red caps swaggered in crowded clusters. Bare- headed women shouted and laughed. The boy watched eagerly, and since he was already a young republican he cried, "Vive la république!" But his voice was doubtful. Already the crowds were growing angry, then savage. Presently men and women in silks and velvets were dragged along at the cart's tail, jeered at by the rough throng. "A bas! A bas!" was the loud cry. "Down with them, down with them! The guillotine!"

Stout and amiable Madame Audubon, sitting in the dusky . . .

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