Captain Lucy's Flying Ace

Captain Lucy's Flying Ace

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...that poor man in the telegraph office;--he may be badly hurt, --and they won't know what has become of me!" Captain Beattie turned to her to say, " I've just arranged for a soldier to cross the town with you. He will stop at the guard-house and give the alarm. I shan't leave here until I've searched every inch of the place. This is the young lady," he added to the soldier who approached him, lantern in hand. "Go at once, Lucy, --but don't run. It's dangerous ground." Lucy agreed with him as she limped off by the infantryman's side. Her shins were badly bruised and very painful, and the skin was pretty well rubbed from her palms where she had saved herself from falling against heaps of brick and broken stone. She recrossed the town at a more prudent pace and without mishap, for the soldier held the lantern near the ground and chose the best path he could among the ruins. At the guard-house she left him, anxious to find Miss Pearse and explain her absence, but most of all to leam if the sergeant had been given aid. Telegrams sent from PortSaint-Aignan were few and the operator might well have been left an hour alone. It was hardly more than that since she and Captain Beattie had started on their wild-goose chase. Within a block of the town hall she met Miss Pearse and Francois. It was very dark, but she recognized Francois' limping step, and at the same moment the poilu saw her and cried out to his companion, "La voila! Void Mademoiselle!" "Lucy! Thank Heaven! What happened to you?" Miss Pearse clutched at her arm in an ecstasy of relief. "I'll tell you all about it on the way to the telegraph office," Lucy panted. "There's a man there--hurt. They're sending help from the guardhouse....show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236828542
  • 9781236828545