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By H. E. Marshall, Allan Stewart

An exciting account of Napoleon's upward thrust to energy, from his humble beginnings at the island of Corsica to emperor over 1/2 Europe. makes a speciality of his army exploits, together with his victories in conflict after conflict, by way of his exile to the island of Elba, his next go back to guide the disastrous Russian crusade, his ultimate loss at Waterloo, and his final days at the lonely island of St. Helena. A quantity within the highly-acclaimed kid's Heroes sequence, edited by means of John Lang.

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And Napoleon had gained for himself the post of commander-in-chief of the army of the Interior. One day very soon after this a boy of about twelve asked to see Napoleon. The boy's name was Eugène Beauharnais, and with tears in his eyes he told Napoleon that his father had been a soldier. He had fought for the Republic, but had been killed. Now Eugene came to beg for his father's sword. Napoleon was sorry for the boy, and ordered at once that the sword should be given to him. As soon as Eugène saw it he seized it, kissed it, and carried it away happy.

For France was great and Corsica little, and brave though the people were, they were at last forced to yield; their island became part of the French dominion, and their leader Paoli fled over the seas. And here, in this little isle, almost before the roar of battle had ceased, among a people full of sullen anger and bitterness against their conquerors, one blazing August day in 1769 a little son was born to Charles and Letizia Bonaparte. They gave him the name of Napoleon, a name which he was to make famous all the world over, and for all time to come.

Napoleon in Russia Chapter IX. Napoleon Emperor of Elba Chapter X. Napoleon's Last Battle CHAPTER I Napoleon at School TO the south of Europe there is a sunny blue sea called the Mediterranean. In this sunny, blue sea about fifty miles from the coast of Italy lies the island of Corsica, a rugged and beautiful little island, full of mountains. Its people are hardy and brave, and, like all mountain peoples, they love liberty. But for hundreds of years the island belonged to the Republic of Genoa.

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