sband from prison, of the Baroness de la Rochejaquelein's adventures in La Vendee, and of Catherine Douglas, who barred the door by thrusting her delicate arm through the staples in defence of her royal mistress.
Our own civil war furnished many similar instances of courage; yet none surpassing, or perhaps equalling, the narrative given by the daughter of General Stone
Century for June, 1884. of the manner in which her mother protected her whole household of girls and young children in Cairo (Egypt) in time of insurrection, without money and almost without friends, by mere strength of will.
No wonder one of the Arab officers said, If all American women are like you, I should not like to go to war against the men.
Once she said — in a voice which the daughter elsewhere describes as soft and low-Girls, if an Arab lays hands upon you, I expect you to save yourselves by putting a bullet through your hearts.
Don't leave it for me to do.
There is many a general who could composedly g