Captain Blake Volume 4

Captain Blake Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... passed, but could tell nothing in response to their inquiry. Neither could the sentries on Nos. 5 and 6. It was not until they had gone nearly half a mile and were at the post of No. 7 among the haystacks, that a couple of lanterns came flitting like will-o'-the-wisps through the sifting veil, and presently they met the truekmen, dragging slowly back, chatting in low, excited tones. " What was the matter, sergeant?" asked the colonel. "I don't just know, sir; the oficer of the day has a prisoner, and there's been some stealing at the magazine and stables. Sergeant J amieson's shot, I believe, sir." A few paces farther and they came upon another group, slowly approaching them. A two-horse wagon, loaded with sacks of oats, was being carefully guided by a couple of members of the guard, for lying on the sacks was a moaning cavalryman. Behind it came Lieutenant Ray, the quartermaster, and the oflicer of the guard, while Hogan followed in their track leading Dandy, the only living being in the party apparently utterly unconcerned. It was the officer of the day the colonel accosted: " What's the matter, Ray?" "The magazine and Freeman's stables robbed, sir; Sergeant J amieson shot in the leg and his horse killed. Rather a long story, colonel, as all three happened at different times and places." And then a feeble voice, mingled with many a groan and imprecation, was heard from the wagon: " I swear to God, Colonel Atherton, h'I'm--h'I'm hinnocent, sir. The officer of the day accused me of being a conspirator, 'e did, sir. I was shot doing my duty.--0 God, men, go gently," he cried, as the springless wagon jolted across a...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236931696
  • 9781236931696