He endured the hardships and cold at Valley Forge during that long, hard winter. It must have been doubly hard on a highborn Frenchman used to the luxuries of life. But I never heard him complain.”
“Were you at Valley Forge that winter, sir?” Joss asked.
“Indeed, my boy. Those who tell of hardships there do not exaggerate by one jot. Over twenty-five hundred men died of exposure and starvation. Hundreds of horses perished there, too.”
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