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“Wear your fathers clothes, take them, go.

Go to war, fight for your country, free your country.”

That's what he told me,

St. Michael did.

 

Honoured by Charles VII

I freed my country,

from the English I did.

 

And yet, burned at the stake I was.

Why? For wearing Fathers clothes.

That's what they tell me anyway. 

Joan of Arc


By Nikita

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