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ALONG FRENCH BYWAYS

WRITTEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY

CLIFTON JOHNSON

Published by
THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

New York
MCM
1900



ACKNOWLEDGMENT is hereby made to The New England Magazine, The Outlook, The Puritan, Frank Leslie’s Monthly, Success, and to The Spring­field Republican, in which periodicals several chapters included in this volume were first published.


 



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Contents
First Impressions
The Field of the Cloth of Gold
Life in the Country
The Edge of a Forest
Child Life
French Thrift
The Village of Jean François Millet
The Home of Joan of Arc
On the Borders of Savoy
An Alpine Valley
The Rhone and the South
A Town of Modern Miracles
A Hunt for a Battle-field
Along the West Coast


List of Illustrations
On a French Meadow Way
Laborers in a Field of Sugar Beets
The Knitter
Friends
French Trees
A Typical Scene in Front of a Café
Market Day at Falaise
A Rural Barber
Going to Pasture
Planting-time
On the Field of the Cloth of Gold
Cultivating
The Village Street
The Postman
A Home Doorway
A Village Wash house
Sawing out Boards by Hand
The Workers
A Village Well
A Rural Priest
Housework on the Sidewalk
A Forest-keeper
The Chopper
A Woodman’s Shelter
A Blackboard Problem
Schoolboys
The Reader
Wayside Industry
Kitchen Work
A Farmyard Gate
Churning Day
Evening Visiting
Greens for Dinner
A Barbizon Peasant
Millet’s Home on Barbizon Street
A Pause in the Day’s Labor
Ploughing
A Noon Lunch in the Fields
Cutting Thistles out of the Wheat
A Glimpse of the Seine
Entrance to the Joan of Arc Cottage
The Statue before the Church
Getting Ready to go to the Fields
Putting an Edge on his Scythe
A Hay Wagon
The Pupils from the Convent
A Mower in the Domremy Meadows
A Double Load
The Rhone at Bellegarde
A House-porch
Characteristic Signboards along the Line of the Railways
An Alpine Haymaker
Among the Mountains
A Wayside Cross
Overlooking the Glacier des Bossons
First Steps
Laborers in the Chamonix Valley
A Feed for the Cow
A Garden Rose
A Vineyard
Fishermen by the Rhone
A Supplicant
Lourdes Castle
One of the Town’s-women
A Barn with an Open Gable
The Grotto
The Basilica
Starting for Work
The Shepherdesses
Reaping by Hand
The Battle-ground on the Plains at Poitiers
Returning from the Fields
The Cliffs at Dieppe
The Second-hand Market Mont St. Michel
Beside the Sea
On the Road to Market



Introductory Note

IT is not always easy for a writer, in selecting a title for a new book, to hit on one that exactly meets all the needs of the subject. There must often be some compromise, some sacrifice. Thus, in the case of the present volume, the title may prove misleading if taken too literally. The paths I trod were not always secluded, or those with which our tourists are unfa­miliar; and I can only offer the excuse that they always receive a “byway” treatment. It is a book of strolling, a book of nature, a book of humble peasant life, intermingled with the chance experiences of the narrator. It has little to do with large towns, but much with rural villages, farm firesides, the fields, and the country lanes. I finish it with the hope that it may be accorded the same pleasant reception given its predecessor, “Among English Hedgerows.”

CLIFTON JOHNSON.

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