Jorn Uhl

Jorn Uhl

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...the stables by himself. And what will mother do? And the girl?" " We're getting deeper and deeper into France. I believe we've lost our way, if the truth were known. Hope we'll come well out of it." Forward! Forward! How small Wentorf has grown! Wentorf, the very centre and hub of the earth! Why! There must be fully ten thousand villages in the world, and men like sand upon the sea-beach. At first their battery had been alone, when they crossed the Elbe on two steamers. Then they had grown into regiments, then into a division, then into an army, and now, since yesterday, they were a nation. On the I4th, the battery drew up on a hill rise, near a cross-road. Captain Gleiser stopped near Jorn Uhl. There below they saw troops marching, regiment on regiment. Artillery and cavalry and endless trains of wagons, squadron on squadron, right away to the hills on the dim horizon. Gleiser turned around. " Uhl, what do you say to that? " Jorn Uhl gazed at the scene, but said nothing. "You farmer, you! It's our Fatherland, Germany, struggling forth out of centuries of distress." He jerked his horse's head around and said no more. Then Jorn looked up again and saw all these men marching past, all striving toward one common goal, and suddenly he felt the greatness of the time. Next night they crossed a river by torchlight. On the 16th, they heard cannon in the distance to their right, the sound coming down from the hills. " There's a bit of an artillery fight going on. Just look! But what can they do at two thousand paces! Just a bit of a row! " And they thought no more about it. But a feeling like curiosity came over them. A feeling of restless expectancy, like that a hunter feels in the forest, spread among the men. The 18th dawned, and they again saw, as...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236666682
  • 9781236666680