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LOWERY - WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 25, 1878. THE RIDERS OF THE...
WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 25, 1878. THE RIDERS OF THE v BALDRIC. . GREEN A ROMANCE OF FEUDA17TIMK8. The traveler of to day would find the coun try of which I write vastly diflerent, m ap pearance and in condition, from what it was in those times loos ago, Louis XL was King of France, but king only in name.' The great feudal lords of the provinces were sovereign princes, held govern meut in their own right. The Kings of Christendom themselves were little else than robbers ou .1 large scale. It was a dull, lowery duy, the 17th of August, in the rear of our Lord Fourteen Hun 3 red Fifty - eight, at Alsdorf, which was then within the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and the summer residence of the grand duke On this dismal August day the Grand Duke John sloou in the outer court ot bis castle, the gates of which was thrown wide open, looking upon a number of children who were at play upon the velvety sward. Three of them were children of bis own two boys and a girl and three others were children of one of his foresters, iGalen Picard by nam. Of the duke's children Isabella was the oldest, having seen eight years. Leon was the next, aged six years ; and the youngest was Alfred, aged four. Tli" children of l!ie forester wer - two gills and n boy, and very ne.irly of t.'iesauie ages, ri. - siccliveiy, its tlieir tilled nutlet. The boys hud leu forester - brothers, llie wife of the forester having mused them bo'li

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 25 Dec 1878, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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