The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel is a sequel book to the classic adventure tale, The Scarlet Pimpernel. The book consists of eleven short stories about Sir Percy Blakeney's exploits in rescuing various aristos and French citizens from the clutches of the guillotine. Madeleine Lannoy, whose husband was killed during at Versailles defending the Queen from the mob, has become a street dancer in the worst parts of Paris. Citizen Bibot of the Town Guard has command of the Porte Montmartre - the last commandant there, citizen Ferney, was guillotined for having allowed a whole batch of aristos to escape. Being the desposition of citizeness Fanny Roussell, who was brought up together with her husband, before the Tribunal of the Revolution on a charge of Treason. Pierre Lenėgre had been a footman in the household of Marie Antoinette. After speaking out in favour of the Queen in a public place he was denounced by the and would have gone to the guillotine had the Scarlet Pimpernel not saved him.