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eBook The Firefly of France ePub

by Marion Polk Angellotti

  • ISBN: 1404364951
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Marion Polk Angellotti
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Indypublish.Com (May 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 180
  • ePub book: 1949 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1778 kb
  • Other: mobi doc lit txt
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 389

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The firefly of france. by Marion Polk Angellotti. Duty calls me," I declared. You see, I was born in France

The firefly of france. To. The memory of. The heroic guynemer. The ace of the aces". The firefly of france. You see, I was born in France. Shabbytreatment on my parents' part I've always thought it; if they hadhurried home before the event I might have been President and declaredwar here instead of hunting one across the seas. In that case, Dunny,I should have heeded your plea and stayed; but since I'm ineligible forchief executive, why linger on this side?"

TheFirefly of France! Even I, a benighted foreigner, knew the things thattitle stood for: heroism, in a. .Something was lying there, a thin, wafer-like packet of papers, thepapers for which the Firefly of France had shed his blood. She held themup in triumph. But the duke was still smiling faintly.

TheFirefly of France! Even I, a benighted foreigner, knew the things thattitle stood for: heroism, in a land where every soldier was a hero;praise and medals and glory; thirty conquered aeroplanes-a record overwhich his ancestors, those old marshals and constables lying effigied ontheir tombs of marble with their feet resting on carved lions, must nodtheir heads with pride.

But your first bloodwas shed for France, your first wounds borne for her, Monsieur; and ingratitude she offers you this medal of her brave. He was pinning something to my coat, a bronze-colored, g, a decoration that swung proudly from a ribbon of red andgreen. I knew it well; I had seen it on the breasts of generals,captains, simple poilus, all the picked flower of the French nation.

Marion Polk Angellotti (12 November 1887 – April 1975) was an American author. She wrote short stories for pulp magazines such as Adventure, including several based on 14th-century condottiere John Hawkwood

Marion Polk Angellotti (12 November 1887 – April 1975) was an American author. She wrote short stories for pulp magazines such as Adventure, including several based on 14th-century condottiere John Hawkwood. Her novel The Firefly of France, based on the life of Georges Guynemer, was adapted to a film.

The Firefly of France is a lost 1918 American silent drama film directed by Donald Crisp and written by Margaret Turnbull based upon a novelette by Marion Polk Angelotti.

Angellotti Marion Polk. You can read The Firefly of France by Angellotti Marion Polk in our library for absolutely free. Read various fiction books with us in our e-reader.

Marion Polk Angellotti. The Firefly of France" is a protagonist pulled into events innocently, but manage to triumph against the odds. The book is about a 30-year-old man, Devereux Bayne, who is staying at a hotel in New York City. He will be leaving for Bordeaux the next morning. He plans on helping France in their war with the Germans prior to WWI by driving an ambulance. Mr. Bayne quickly gets caught up in some mysterious circumstances with a burglar, a beautiful young lady, smuggled papers in code and a menacing stranger.

The firefly of france. Chapter I. Alarums and excursions. To begin with, I should in due course have joined an ambulance section somewhere in France

The firefly of france. The restaurant of the Hotel St. Ives seems, as I look back on it, an odd spot to have served as stage wings for a melodrama, pure and simple. Yet a melodrama did begin there. No other word fits the case. To begin with, I should in due course have joined an ambulance section somewhere in France. I should not have gone hobbling on crutches for a painful three months or more. I should not have in my possession four shell fragments, carefully extracted by a French surgeon from my fortunately hard head. One fee. Stacks of books. Read whenever, wherever. Your phone is always with you, so your books are too – even when you’re offline. Bookmate – an app that makes you want to read.

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Thetahuginn Thetahuginn
This wonderful story was published in 6 editions of the Saturday Evening Post beginning Jan.12, 1918 as a serial novel.

The tale is about a 30-year-old man, Devereux Bayne, who is staying at a hotel in New York City. He will be leaving for Bordeaux the next morning. He plans on helping France in their war with the Germans prior to WWI by driving an ambulance. Mr. Bayne quickly gets caught up in some mysterious circumstances with a burglar, a beautiful young lady, smuggled papers in code and a menacing stranger.

I love the line in the book when Mr. Bayne sees the beautiful young lady, Esme Falconer, for the first time. He thinks to himself, "Well, all clouds have silver linings; some have golden ones with rainbow edges."

"The Firefly of France" reminds me of John Buchan's "The 39 Steps". Both protagonists are pulled into events innocently, but manage to triumph against the odds. Ms. Angellotti certainly manages to tell a fantastic story.

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Cargahibe Cargahibe
There are lots of twists and story book elements. I loved it and recommend it to all. The Firefly shall rise again.