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Get up tomorrow early in the morning, and earlier than you did today, and do the best that you can. Always stay near me, for tomorrow I will have much to do and more than I ever had, and tomorrow than I ever had, and tomorrow blood will leave my body above the breast.

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I don't understand the last part, i.e., "blood will leave my body above the breast". What does this mean?

HKmanI don't understand the last part, i.e., "blood will leave my body above the breast". What does this mean?

Hi, HKman. Welcome to EF.

The person seems to be saying they will bleed, but why this will happen is unclear. The phrasing is odd. Is this a word-for-word translation from another language?

HKmanI don't understand the last part, i.e., "blood will leave my body above the breast". What does this mean?

I googled that, and it is reported everywhere as a quote from Joan of Arc. I found reference to the original French, and that is a bad translation. It should read "and tomorrow my blood will flow over my breast." "Breast" means the front of the chest here. It simply means that she will bleed copiously, perhaps from an expected beheading.