Maurice Tiernay, the Soldier of Fortune Volume 1

Maurice Tiernay, the Soldier of Fortune Volume 1

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...---they will be up before us if we don't make haste; quick-time, lads. Come along, mon cher," said be, addressing me--"thou'rt not tired, I hope?" "Not tiredl" replied I; "but remember, sergeant, what a long journey I have before me." "Pardie! I don't believe all that rhodomontade about another world," said he, gruffiy;"'the Republic settled that question." I made no reply, for such words, at such a moment, were the most terrible of tortures to me. And now we moved on at a brisker pace, and crossing a little wooden bridge, entered a kind of esplanade of closely-shaven turf, at one corner of which stood the capacious tent of the commander-in-chief, for such, in Moreau's absence, was General Berthier. Numbers of staff-officers were riding about on duty, and a large travelling-carriage, from which the horses seemed recently detached, stood before the tent. _ We halted as we crossed the bridge, while the adjutant advanced to obtain the signature to the sentence these few moments. The good old Pere Michel came back to me in memory, and I tried to think of the consolation his. presence would have afliorded me; but I could do no more than think of them. "Which is the prisoner Tiernay?" cried a young aide-de-camp, cantering up to where I was standing. "Here, sir," replied the sergeant, pushing me forward. his jl1dges-Your epistolary tastes are like to cost you 'dearly, my lad; it had been better for you if writing had been omitted in your education. R6-conduct the others, sergeant, they are respited; this fellow alone is to undergo his sentence." The other two prisoners gave a short and simultltneous cry of joy as...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877306
  • 9781236877307