Comment: One can only hope those hacks are as speechless as I am.

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One can only hope those hacks are as speechless as I am.

Joan of Arc, by Mark Twain. Sometimes the story is better in the telling.

Regarded as a luminous example of Twain's work. This novel chronicles the French heroine's life, as purportedly told by her longtime friend — Sieur Louis de Conté. A panorama of stirring scenes recount Joan's childhood in Domremy, the story of her voices, the fight for Orleans, the splendid march to Rheims. [Penned in English to confuse the French.]

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul