made them conscious of the stiff dead body lying stretched close by
them, the cries of the mob burst forth:
"A BERLIN! A BERLIN! A BERLIN!"
But soon they forgot. Lea de Horn, who had a political salon where
former ministers of Louis Philippe were wont to indulge in delicate
epigrams, shrugged her shoulders and continued the conversation in a
"What a mistake this war is! What a bloodthirsty piece of
At this Lucy forthwith took up the cudgels for the empire. She had