Good Gestes – A collection of stories by P. C. Wren.
Good Gestes – Stories of Beau Geste, his Brothers, and certain of their Comrades in the French Foreign Legion. A book in the Beau Geste series.
Twelve short stories, accurately described by the book’s title. “The Geste brothers figure again in a series of gruesome short stories of the Foreign Legion. Each one is a masterpiece of adventure and horror.”
Contents: What’s in a Name; A Gentleman of Colour; David and His Incredible Jonathan; The McSnorrt Reminiscent; Mad Murphy’s Miracle; Buried Treasure; If Wishes Were Horses; The Devil and Digby Geste; The Mule; Low Finance; Presentiments; and Dreams Come True.
`Good Gestes’ (1929) is an engaging, unique book. It is, in essence, a collection of twelve short stories of varying lengths, telling of adventures and/or the histories of members of the French Foreign Legion. “Nothing unique about that!” you might think. However, what makes `Good Gestes’ a true literary curiosity is that it forms part of the Beau Geste collection of books (the others being `Beau Sabreur’, `Beau Ideal’ and `Spanish Maine’), but it is neither a sequel nor a prequel to the original novel, `Beau Geste’ (1924). Instead, it re-introduces the three Geste brothers (all of whom had run away from England amid suspicion of having stolen a valuable gem) as legionnaires, which is chronologically about two-thirds of the way through `Beau Geste’,