Collier's Volume 24

Collier's Volume 24

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...and child here is supposed toibe bitterly against our rule by the logic of innate perversity. Therein lay the very reason wh_v General Otis left a province at the threshold of Manila to stew in its hatred. He turned to the pacitication of the north, where gafrisons to protect lines of communication would not eat his regiments up in a day's march. When the last of tho new volunteer regiments arrived the Southern "hike" became inevitable. General Otis, as usual, took his time for forming his plans. For the plans were entirely his; while the personal direction of the campaign fell to General Bates along with the lreritage of Lawton's stars. If our admiration of Batesfs work in the Sulus, where his pa tience and force of character have prevented rebellion, made us forget that he was a soldier and not an administrator by profession, he has not forgotten it. While he parleyed with the sultan anJ the dattos he was ill at case, looking enviously toward Luzon. 'hen lighting is in progress, it is hard for the soldier to understand that he is doing work of account unless he is a participant. In Cavite, his friends think, there was nothing to be added to a" reputation for generalship which he won on a bigger stage in Cuba. We knew that the time for the advance had come when, on Saturday morning, he and his staff, in the khaki of war rather than the white duck of peace which they had Iworn so long. rode out along the dusty road from Manila to Bacoor under the escort of a troop of cavalry. General Wlieatr)ri's cook got them some luncheon, and later they found headquarters of their own. Wheaten, a soldier first, last, and all the time, is the lighting brigadier of the islands. As if he were as tireless as a...
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  • Paperback | 742 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,302g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979036
  • 9781236979032