By Jean Rossignol

Jean Rossignol est l'un des destins les plus curieux de l. a. Révolution française. Authentique fils du peuple, militaire autodidacte, sans-culotte du faubourg Saint-Antoine, il devient l'un des généraux les plus célèbres de l'an II, le 'fils de l. a. patrie'. Sa carrière révolutionnaire start le 14 juillet 1789, quand il participe, en voisin, à l. a. prise de los angeles Bastille, dont il est l'un des 'vainqueurs'. Auréolé de ce status, il wrestle ensuite en Vendée, avant de prendre los angeles tête de l'armée républicaine de l'Ouest. Son braveness, sa proximité avec les soldats, sa réputation de meneur d'hommes lui valent les honneurs de los angeles conference : Rossignol est un exemple pour les manuels scolaires comme pour les gravures populaires. Cependant, los angeles politique le perd. Proche des cooks hébertistes, il devient le bouc émissaire des rivalités de los angeles conference. Au printemps 1794, il est destitué. Après l. a. chute de Robespierre, il est arrêté et passe plus d'une année en legal. C'est là qu'il écrit ses Mémoires. : il est l'un des rares témoins du peuple à avoir pu et su consigner le récit de sa vie, une life riche d'événements, de rencontres, de campagnes, d'actions politiques et d'actes militaires. Ce texte, uncomplicated, précis, vivant, raconte une vie édifiante, mais il est également l'un des plus sensibles récits de l. a. Révolution par elle-même. Rossignol aide encore Gracchus Babeuf, le top-rated des communistes. Mais une fois Bonaparte au pouvoir, il est banni, considéré comme un rival potentiel sur l. a. gauche du most suitable consul. Déporté, le général Rossignol meurt en 1802 au huge de Madagascar, victime d'une épidémie.

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He felt sure that one of his old ene mies, the Buffaloes, had stationed himself there to 3* AMERICAN WONDERLAND. 26 As he had torment him. bow and arrows left his home, he picked up a stone and threw at into the it edge of the thicket, at the place whence the voice had seemed to come. He thought that he heard a rustling, and then was again all still. He determined not to give the Buffalo the satisfaction of thinking that he minded him in the least, so he turned towards the brook, and began trolling his line to tempt a trout to rise at the ever, before the fly.

Shades between. made up is She found that the world of these, and also that, take rather more good than evil wisdom every day, she got in it all it. in is mostly all, there So, gaining steadily on, having to bear a good deal, but, feeling that she became that for all it, and enjoying a little, and feeling that she ought to be thankful, if she should the better for THE GOOD MOTHER. succeed in the main object of her fifteen 39 life. At last, after years of hard travel, she learned that she was approaching the Land of the kindly old Nokoes, and was pretty near the End of the Earth.

Wagokeek, and went her way. She advanced cau- AMERICAN WONDERLAND. 42 tiously, and had not gone above half a day s jour ney, when she came in sight of Mukakee Minedemoa s lodge. After peeping through the trees, and making certain by seeing Mukakee herself come to the door, she went back a quarter of a mile into the woods, and built a lodge of cedar boughs for a shelter while she was obliged to stay in that country. She had not long to wait, for the very next day, as she was peeping through the boughs that formed her lodge, who should pass by but her son hunting, and Unnemoosh, now somewhat clumsy with age, as he had formerly been clumsy with youth.

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