How Napoleon Crossed the Alps
BOUT a hundred years ago there lived a great
The men who had been sent to look at the passes over the
mountains shook their heads. Then one of them said, "It
may be possible,
"Let me hear no more," said Napoleon.
People laughed at the thought of an army of sixty thousand men crossing the Alps where there was no road. But Napoleon waited only to see that everything was in good order, and then he gave the order to march.
The long line of soldiers and horses and cannon stretched
for twenty miles. When they came to a steep place where
there seemed to be no way to go farther, the
Soon they were safe over the Alps. In four days they were marching on the plains of Italy.
"The man who has made up his mind to win," said Napoleon,
"will never say