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Under the Fleur-de-Lis

H.C. Bailey

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

This is a complete novelette written in 1924. It was published in Adventure magazine, New York and London, Dec 20, 1924, pp. 121-136. The story opens with a would-be attack on Sylvain de St Lo, a French priest. He is apprehended while on his horse. Unafraid he asks who his attackers are and tells them it will not be good for them if they attack him. On realizing he is French they become afraid and lead him to their master.
Available since: 12/08/2020.
Print length: 28 pages.

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