“Their lives are full enough of sacrifices”

“The poor often think that they must make sacrifices to God or to any power greater than themselves, it is a sort of way of keeping off ill-luck from their thresholds. And yet God knows their lives are full enough of sacrifices from beginning to end.” Fragment from “A Christmas Tale” by Queen Marie of …

Reminiscences of the war 1877/78

Reminiscences of the war 1877/78 – a fragment from the essay “Bucharest” (1893) by Queen Elisabeth of Romania (Carmen Sylva):   “A handsome young man had died in a tent opposite to mine, and the next morning dawned cold and dreary, for it was November. The fog shut us in like a wall, and the …