Gil the Gunner

Gil the Gunner

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"[...]slender. Why, some officers who come here are little better than schoolboys." "But I am thin," I said. "Slight, sir," he said reprovingly-"slight. I should hardly call you thin. You'd look a little thin in evening-dress, but in uniform only slight. You see, we are obliged to pad a little in the chest, and to square the shoulders a little, and, one way and another, sir, when we have finished you, you will be surprised." I was. But just then I only coughed, and felt glad that I was not the youngest and thinnest officer the tailor had fitted out. "Oh, by the way," I said as indifferently as I could, "what about swords?" I felt proud of my nonchalantly easy way of dealing so familiarly with the arme blanche, as the French call[...]."
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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.53mm | 530.7g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507673620
  • 9781507673621