Marcus The Young Centurion
Eighteen-year-old Marcus is the son of a great Roman general, Cracis, who had fallen from grace some years previously. Marcus and his father live quietly on a small farm in southern Italy along with an old ex-soldier, Serge. Marcus wants nothing more than to be a soldier, but his father has forbidden any discussion of the topic. One day a stranger comes to the farm and succeeds in convincing Marcus' father to join him in a war against the Gauls.
"Marcus- the Young Centurion" from George Manville Fenn. English novelist, journalist, editor and educationalist (1831-1909).