Brigadier Frederick; and The Dean's Watch

Brigadier Frederick; and The Dean's Watch

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Brigadier Frederick; and The Dean's Watch

Brigadier Frederick; and The Dean's Watch

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When I was brigadier forester at Steinbach, said Father Frederick to me, and when I was the inspector of the most beautiful forest district in all the department of Saverne, I had a pretty cottage, shaded by trees, the garden and orchard behind filled with apple trees, plum trees, and pear trees, covered with fruit in the autumn ; with that four acres of meadow land along the bank of the river; when the grandmother, Anne, in spite of her eighty years, still spun behind the stove, and was able to help about the house; when my wife and daughter kept house and superintended the stables and the cultivation of our land, and when weeks, months, and years passed in their tranquility like a single day. If at that time any one had said to me, “See here, Brigadier Frederick, look at this great valley of Alsace, that extends to the banks of the Rhine ; its hundreds of villages, surrounded by harvests of all kinds:

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