The

GIRL IN WHITE ARMOR

THE TRUE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC

BY

ALBERT BIGELOW PAINE

Author of "Joan of Arc--Maid of France"
"The Boy's Life of Mark Twain," etc.

New York

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
1927

All rights reserved

 

FOREWORD

The story of Joan of Arc is hardly a tale for young children, and, strictly speaking, this is not a children's book. It is, however, suitable to "younger readers," and to those older ones who do not care for a longer and more detailed relation.

Joan's story as here set down is history. Every episode and detail of it is from the sworn testimony taken at her two trials, and from authentic contemporary chronicles. Nothing is invented. From the first page to the last it is all true.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I THE TREE 1

II THE VOICES 12

III THE VOICES OBEYED 22

IV JOAN RIDES TO THE KING 35

V AT THE COURT OF CHARLES VII 44

VI JOAN BEFORE THE WISE MEN 51

VII THE MAID PREPARES FOR WAR 64

VIII A GIRL IN WHITE ARMOR 70

IX ORLEANS 82

X THE MAID OF ORLEANS 87

XI THE CAMPAIGN OF THE LOIRE 104

XII THE CORONATION JOURNEY 126

XIII REIMS 140

XIV CHARLES THE DELUDED 146

XV PARIS 156

XVI BACK TO THE LOIRE 165

XVII THE MAIDíS LAST CAMPAIGNE 173

XVIII CAPTIVITY 184

XIX ROUEN 198

XX AFTERWARD 267

XXI FOOTPRINTS OF JOAN 275