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The Adventures of Gerard - Arthur Conan Doyle

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THE ADVENTURES OF GERARD

BY
A. CONAN DOYLE

"Il etait brave mais avec cette graine de foilie dans sa
bravoure que les Francais aiment."

FRENCH BIOGRAPHY.



PREFACE

I hope that some readers may possibly be interested in these
little tales of the Napoleonic soldiers to the extent of
following them up to the springs from which they flow.  The age
was rich in military material, some of it the most human and the
most picturesque that I have ever read.  Setting aside historical
works or the biographies of the leaders there is a mass of
evidence written by the actual fighting men themselves, which
describes their feelings and their experiences, stated always
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