The Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James Napier, G.C.B

The Life and Opinions of General Sir Charles James Napier, G.C.B

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...question looks as if Ali was secretly giving Beja provisions. I will look' sharp, and if he is detected I will pull Malet and John Curling out of his camp, and send a volley of grape shot into his tent in exchange. This danger has just occurred to my mind. I will keep cavalry in his front, yet doubt his daring such a prank. Jupiter Amnion! If he does, I-will blow him and his myrmidons to atoms. He dares not! Well, I will keep him in such a position that he cannot escape me if false. "February 6th.--Waiting for provisions, this delay is bad. Simpson in the dismals, so am I, but that won't feed us. Twelve days' supply has come up, and on the 8th I will abandon these passes and skirt the hills by the plain of Muth until we reach Dooz Kushta, from whence a good road it is said leads to Deyrah: cutting thus the pass altogether I save a cavalry post, have 200 more horsemen at my disposal, and no defile in my rear. "February 7th.--March to-morrow. My line across their territory must be preserved, but I could not sooner make this move from want of prog; nor had I knowledge before of the route in advance of Deyrah towards which I am advancing. It is said the robbers are absolutely starving and ready to give up; but they are so tricky that my faith is withheld until the thing is done. If it is true it will terminate a war, than which a more difficult one cannot well be. I shall then take my work easy, and spare my declining health. I am weak and unable to stand long, and great cares weigh me down. "8th.--Marched for Sebree and Rassed, and past Ali Moorad's wild camp. He entreats me not to advance, as it will frighten the chiefs and make them disperse; my consent to halt until the 1 4th has therefore been given. Is this right? On one side...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236526945
  • 9781236526946