Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (16-3)

'Tis Tuesday. Let us be Teased, from Should Be Reading

According to a story told by the priest who became Joan's confessor, as she crossed the bridge, a mounted soldier among the crowd called out, "Isn't that the Maid?" and with an oath declared that if he had her for a night she would no longer be a maid. Joan replied, "Ah, you take God's name in vain, and you are so close to death." Within the hour, the man fell into the moat and drowned. 

Joan of Arc: the Legend and the Reality, from page 46. Author is Frances Gies.

2 comments:

  1. Apparently the idea of hate speech is not a modern idea. Every age has its blasphemy. Fortunately, things like unpleasant words being said to one are indifferent things in reality (except apparently to Joan's avenging angel), so we don't really need to worry about it. There would be little room in Joan's day or in ours for a Diogenes.

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