COPYRIGHT, 1917, BY LUCY FITCH PERKINS
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Published November 1917
It is comforting, also, to know that there are many instances of happy reunions after long and unspeakable anxieties, adventures, and trials.
This story of two little Belgian refugees is based upon the actual experience of two Belgian children, and the incident of the locket is quite true.
The characters of the eel-woman and the mother of the Twins have also their living originals, from whose courage and devotion the author has received much inspiration.
|IV.||"FOR KING, FOR LAW, AND LIBERTY"||41|
|V.||DOING A MAN'S WORK||49|
|VI.||AT THE CHURCH||63|
|VII.||THE TIDAL WAVE OF GERMANS||71|
|VIII.||GRANNY AND THE EELS||87|
|IX.||OFF FOR ANTWERP||109|
|X.||ON THE TOW-PATH||127|
|XII.||THE ZEPPELIN RAID||161|
|XIV.||THE MOST WONDERFUL PART||185|
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The copytext for this on-line edition is The Belgian Twins, by Lucy Fitch Perkins, Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, & The Riverside Press Cambridge, 1917.
First printed in 1917, The Belgian Twins is in the public domain in the United States. By U.S. law, it entered the public domain 75 years after its first publication. Both The Belgian Twins and Lucy Fitch Perkins' other works are in the public domain in Canada, since Lucy Fitch Perkins lived from 1865-1937. Under Canadian copyright law, all of an author's published works enter the public domain 50 years after the author's death. Her works are NOT in the public domain in Britain, where works remain under copyright until 70 years after the author's death.
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