Charley Nugent, Or, Passages in the Life of a Sub Volume 2

Charley Nugent, Or, Passages in the Life of a Sub Volume 2

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ..." I could not do otherwise, Colonel Grant," was the reply. "I know my conduct was contrary to 'military regulations, but under the circumstances no other course was open'to me." " I do not doubt you meant well," he observed kindly; "but you have acted very imprudentlyvery imprudently indeed. When the surgeon can pronounce decidedly on Major Clavering's condition, a court-martial must be held on the case; till then I shall be under the painful necessity of placing you under arrest. I regret it, Mr. Nugent, for I have hitherto had no reason to be dissatisfied with you; but I must conform to the rules of the service." I bowed silently, and taking my sword from its resting-place against the wall, I delivered it into his possession. _ He took it and then observed, " I deeply regret the necessity of acting in this manner; you are very young, Mr. Nugent, and have been guided by honour able motives in what you have done; and though it is perhaps injudicious in me to say so, I acknowledge that you have my full sympathy in this unpleasant affair." " I am deeply gratified by your saying so, Colonel Grant," I replied eagerly. " I know the whole story," he continued; " Major Clavering behaved like a scoundrel, unworthy the notice of honourable men, and richly merited the chastisement he has received; I cannot say that I in any way regret it. What I do regret is that you have allowed your first feelings of indignation to overpower all considerations of prudence, and have placed yourself in what may prove a very disagreeable position. Duelling is now strictly forbidden, as you well know; and a court-martial must be held to decide your sentence. As your...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683755X
  • 9781236837554