Wolf-hunting in France in the Reign of Louis XV: The Beast of the Gévaudan
This is the true story, so far as it can be reconstructed, of the beast of the Gevaudan, and how it terrorized an entire countryside for years during the 18th century, killing scores of men, women, and children but ignoring the domestic animals.
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