Excerpt from Saint Joan of Arc She was perhaps the only entirely unselfish person whose name has a place in profane history. NO vestige or suggestion Of self-seek ing can be found in any word or deed Of hers. When she had rescued her King from his vaga bondage, and set his crown upon his head, she was Offered rewards and hors, but she refused them all, and would take thing. All she would take for herself - if the King would grant it - was leave to go back to her village home, and tend her sheep again, and feel her mother's arms about her, and be her housemaid and helper. The selfishness Of this unspoiled gen eral Of victorious armies, companion Of princes, and idol Of an applauding and grateful nation, reached but that far and farther. The work wrought by Joan Of Arc may fairly be regarded as ranking any recorded in history, when one considers the conditions under which it was undertaken, the Obstacles in the way. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.