3:19 pm - Tuesday February 25, 6538

The European War-by Mark Twain-Novel and Ebooks

Novel Name: The European War

Written by:Mark Twain

Category:Historical Short Stories

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[From the Buffalo Express, July 25, 1870.]

First Day THE EUROPEAN WAR!!!

NO BATTLE YET!!! HOSTILITIES IMMINENT!!! TREMENDOUS EXCITEMENT. AUSTRIA ARMING! BERLIN, Tuesday.

No battle has been fought yet. But hostilities may burst forth any week.

There is tremendous excitement here over news from the front that two companies of French soldiers are assembling there.

It is rumoured that Austria is arming–what with, is not known.

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Second Day THE EUROPEAN WAR

NO BATTLE YET! FIGHTING IMMINENT. AWFUL EXCITEMENT. RUSSIA SIDES WITH PRUSSIA! ENGLAND NEUTRAL!! AUSTRIA NOT ARMING. BERLIN, Wednesday.

No battle has been fought yet. However, all thoughtful men feel that the land may be drenched with blood before the Summer is over.

There is an awful excitement here over the rumour that two companies of Prussian troops have concentrated on the border. German confidence remains unshaken!!

There is news to the effect that Russia espouses the cause of Prussia and will bring 4,000,000 men to the field.

England proclaims strict neutrality.

The report that Austria is arming needs confirmation.

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Third Day THE EUROPEAN WAR

NO BATTLE YET! BLOODSHED IMMINENT!! ENORMOUS EXCITEMENT!! INVASION OF PRUSSIA!! INVASION OF FRANCE!! RUSSIA SIDES WITH FRANCE. ENGLAND STILL NEUTRAL! FIRING HEARD! THE EMPEROR TO TAKE COMMAND. PARIS, Thursday.

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