The Cosmopolitan Volume 22

The Cosmopolitan Volume 22

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...have ever indulged in. One of the most intelligent of military authorities, Col. Francis Green, says that our troops will never be called on to fight rural connnnnities, but will operate in cities. This is probably true, but practice marches could be made through populous sections, with these villages, railroad tracks, fences, stone walls and other top-hamper to simulate conditions to be expected. Such a command should be constantly menaced by small detachments, under the most active and intelligent officers belonging to it, when it will be found that afi'airs usually made perfunctory begin to mean something to the men. VI. TH E SECRET PASSAGE. HE fire had already smoldered down and my companion blew out the lamp, so that we had not taken ten paces before we lost sight of the ill-omened cottage in which I had received so singular a welcome upon my home-coming. The wind had softened down, but a fine rain, cold and clammy. came drifting up from the sea. Had I been alone I should have found myself as much at a loss as I had been when I first landed, but my companion walked with a brisk and assured step, so that it was evident that he guided himself by landmarks which were invisible to me. For my part, wet and miserable, with my forlorn bundle under my arm and my nerves all jangled by my terrible experiences, I trudged in silence by his side, turning over in my mind all that had occurred to me. Young as I was, I had heard much political discussion among my elders in England, and the state of affairs in France was perfectly familiar to me. I was aware that the recent elevation of Buonaparte to the throne had enraged the small but formidable section of Jacobins and extreme republicans, who saw that all their efforts to abolish a kingdom had...show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919777
  • 9781236919779