Brotherhood of the Wolf - Preface

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A plague sent by God
to punish the sins of men.

Gabriel Florent 
Bishop of Mende Commenting on The Beast of Gevaudan 


It was the 18th century.  Louis XV was king of France. He, and his European counterparts, were building empires even as his subjects were mere decades from Revolution.

During 1763, a fierce marauding animal roamed the valleys and fields of Auvergne and South Dordogne, killing at will. The terror lasted three years.

By the time she was caught, on 19 June 1767, the animal had killed around 100 people in several different villages. She was La Bete du Gevaudan ("The Beast of Gevaudan").

She remains known in France as La Bete (the Beast). 

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: Jan 01, 2001

Updated Last Revision: Nov 09, 2016

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