Family Sacrifice

During the French revolution, Madame Saintmaraule, with
her daughter, and a youth, her son, not yet of age, were confined in prison

and brought to trial. The mother and daughter behaved with resolution, and

were sentenced to die; but of the youth no notice was taken, and he was

remanded to prison. "What!" exclaimed the boy, "am I then to be separated

from my mother? It cannot be!" and immediately he cried out, "_Vive le

Roi!_" In consequence of this, he was condemned to death, and, with his

mother and his sister, was led out to execution.

Expedient of Conjugal Affection Father Bernard facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail