Etienne Gerard is a hero of the French army, a veteran of the Napoleonic wars, and a vain and boastful teller of tales that star himself and his exploits. This collection of satiric short stories, originally published in The Strand magazine in the 1890s, includes: . How the Brigadier came to the Castle of Gloom . How the Brigadier slew the brothers of Ajaccio . How the Brigadier held the King . How the King held the Brigadier . How the Brigadier took the field against the Marshal Millefleurs . How the Brigadier played for a kingdom . How the Brigadier won his Medal . How the Brigadier was tempted by the Devil Hard to find in print, these lost comic classics from the creator of Sherlock Holmes will delight fans of pulp literature. Scottish surgeon and political activist SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930) turned his passions into stories and novels, producing fiction and nonfiction works sometimes controversial (The Great Boer War, 1900), sometimes fanciful (The Coming of the Fairies, 1922), and sometimes legendary (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1892).
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