The Life of Baron Frederick Trenck, Containing His Adventures, and Also His Excessive Sufferings During Ten Years Imprisonment at the Fortress of Magd

The Life of Baron Frederick Trenck, Containing His Adventures, and Also His Excessive Sufferings During Ten Years Imprisonment at the Fortress of Magd

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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. 1789 edition. Excerpt: ...them enrolled themselves with his pandours. Most of these men were six feet in height, upright, determined, and experienced soldiers, that could swim, and were accustomed to run, like roe-bucks, for miles through their forests. These were necessary requisites before Wthey could be admitted among the banditti. ' It is not to be wondered at that an able leader of men like these found nothing impossible, or that he should perform, brave and dating as he he was, even to rashness, feats that almost appear miraculous. So long as any of these banditti remained, the name of the pandours was terrible; but a man like himself only was capable of establishing discipline, or"der, and subordination among them. To indulge them, on certain occasions, in their riots and their thirst of pillage, were means which he osten successfully employed to lead them where he pleased, and to render them Victorious. To be dauntless in the midst of danger, to be ever at their head, to speak only of plunder and good cheer, are the requisites for an officer of such troops, and without which he will find it difficult to lead them to the attack. 'Should they perceive timidity in him, they become inactive, mutinous, and de While he was exercising his regiment, a company fired upon Trenck with ball, and killed his horse under him, and his servan-t that flood by his fide. He ran, furious, to the company, counted one, two, three, and beheaded the fourth. He was continuing this when a Harum-Bashatv left the ranks, drew his sabre, and called aloud, -" It was I who fired ' ' upon-eordially-embraced some of them, remonfirated and harangued 'to them in language suitable' to their character, and, from that time, they became invincible soldiers, whenever man, who in like...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684050X
  • 9781236840509