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The French Twins
by Lucy Fitch Perkins
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1918. Illustrated by the author. Contents: The Church and the People; On the Way Home; The Coming of the Germans; The Return of the French; At Madame Coudert's; The Burning of the Cathedral; Home Again; Refugees; The Foreign Legion; Fontanelle; A Surprise; Morning in the Meadow; and Children of the Legion.
Mother Meraut sat for a long time silent, then heaved a deep sigh of relief. "I feel like Lot's wife looking back upon Sodom and Gomorrah," she said. Suddenly her eyes filled with tears and she kissed her finger-tips and blew the kiss toward Rheims. "Farewell, my beautiful City!" she cried. "It is not for your sins we must leave you! And some happy day we shall return."
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