The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard

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The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard  (1896) 
by Arthur Conan Doyle


THE EXPLOITS

OF

BRIGADIER GERARD


BY

A. CONAN DOYLE.


"il etait brave, mais avec cette graine de folie dans sa
bravoure que les français aiment."

—French Biography.


WITH TWENTY-FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS,

BY W. B. WOLLEN, R.I.



LONDON:
GEORGE NEWNES, Ltd,
SOUTHAMPTON STREET, AND EXETER STREET, STRAND.
1896.


CONTENTS.




    PAGE
I.  — How the Brigadier Came to the Castle of Gloom 3
II.  — How the Brigadier Slew the Brothers of Ajaccio 43
III.  — How the Brigadier Held the King 83
IV.  — How the King Held the Brigadier 127
V.  — How the Brigadier Took the Field Against the Marshal Millefleurs 169
VI.  — How the Brigadier Played for a Kingdom 213
VII.  — How the Brigadier Won His Medal 251
VIII.  — How the Brigadier was Tempted by the Devil 295


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.




"Come Out, You Rascal" Frontispiece
When I Doze in my Arm-chair, I See Those Great Warriors Facing Page 4
Facing Us There Sat a Huge Man 22
I Saw a Great Spout of Fire Shoot Up 38
He Roared with Laughter 52
The Emperor was Pacing Up and Down 64
The Emperor was Standing Before Me 72
I was Dragged by the Heels on to the Road 92
"What Game are You up to Here?" 110
The Cards Fluttered from His Nerveless Fingers 122
"Help! Help! a Prisoner is Escaping" 140
I Ventured to Salute the Lady's Hand 148
I Saw as Many Flashes as at Austerlitz 158
"Hang Him to the Nearest Tree" 172
"I Should Recommend You to Keep in His Good Graces" 196
Her Eyes were Raised to His Face 208
A Bullet Hummed Past Me Like a Bee 226
Ah, That Terrible Song 242
"This Man is Mine" 246
He Handed Our Letters to Us 254
I Laughed Heartily 280
"What are You Doing Here?" He Shouted 288
Tremeau and Berthier were Rolling Together upon the Floor 302
I Pulled It Out 322


Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, plate page 8.png

"COME OUT, YOU RASCAL."

(See page 275)



This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1930, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.