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The Royal Life Guard

Alexandre Dumas

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. . . so far advanced that we may leave it to get on by itself? Although the Constitution has been sworn to, can we trust to the royal vow?"

"Nay, nay, nay," cried every voice.

"Then we begin the second stage of the revolutionary work," pursued Cagliostro. "As your eyes see, I perceive with delight that the Federation of 1790 is not the goal but a halting-place: after the repose the court will recommence the task of counter-revolution: let us also gird up our loins and start afresh. No doubt for timid hearts there will be hours of weakening and of distrust; often the beam from the All-seeing Eye will seem to be eclipsed—the Hand that beckons us will cease to be seen. More than once during the second period, the cause will appear injured, even lost, by some unforeseen and fortuitous accident; all will seem to show that we are wrong; circumstances will look as if unfavorable; our enemies will have some triumph, our fellow-citizens. . . Read More

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Historical fiction based on the almost successful escape of King louis xvi of france and the queen Marie Antoinette, when they were later found out they were guillotined during the French Revolution. According to Queen Marie Antoinette's biography written by Stefan Zweig, the escape plan was inspire

The Royal Life Guards or, The Flight of the Royal Family seems to come under the same Goodreads book as The Taking of the Bastille. Although, they are both completely different books, further apart within the same series. Here we see the plight of the French Royal Family – Louis XVI and Marie Antoin