Land and Water Volume 10

Land and Water Volume 10

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...again. As he ran, seeing no hope of life, yet desperately anxious to live, he saw about twenty yards from the wood's edge the ruined walls of a hut, making a circular mud rampart about two feet high, he took a flying leap into this, and flung himself flat, then he fired away as fast as he could. His hands trembled with excitement and-rage, sweat streamed into his eyes. A group of the enemy saw him and came racing across the open space between him and the wood. He brought down two of them as they came, then the rest were upon him, he stabbed and lunged furiously with the bayonet, careless of defence, and some went down, but the rest overwhelmed him, at last a bayonet went through him, he felt no pain, though he saw it in his own body; he had once more a lightning vision of the grey cottage and the wet moor, then blackness and silence. Wounded and Alone After what seemed years of deep dreamless sleep, he opened his eyes and saw above him a thin crescent moon and millions of twinkling stars in a deep blue-black, sky. He tried to remember where he was, and what had happened; nothing was clear to him. The shrill howling of jackals came faintly from a great distance, some small bats chirped as they flitted to and fro, showing dark against the glittering stars, there was no sound or suggestion of human beings, nothing visible but the wide dark sky and the crumbling mud walls. Presently he moved, his right shoulder and arm were numb and throbbing with pain, his tunic stiff and damp. He stood up with great difficulty and then he remembered everything, for in front of him lay three bodies, terrible with their rigid limbs, their wide-open eyes glaring blindly. He understood that he had killed these men and the other two lay still and quiet half-way between...
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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632486
  • 9781236632487