The Senior Lieutenant's Wager

The Senior Lieutenant's Wager : And Other Stories (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Senior Lieutenant's Wager: And Other Stories The tropical moon shone down with soft brilliancy on the nearby paddy fields, thickly covered with the growing rice; it turned the dirty, weather-stained tents of G company of the steenth regulars into a long line of silvery, gleaming white; it threw into sharp relief the blue-shirted figures of the pickets on outpost duty. It was a peaceful scene, only disturbed by the call of All's well! And the rattle of rifles as their owners shifted the heavy Krags from one shoulder to another. The moonlight fell softly upon two people who were on the broad veranda of the Presidente's bungalow. One of them, a tall, blond young officer, was walking nervously back and forth, while, reclining on a low, native wicker couch, the Presidente's pretty daughter, Mercedes, sang a passionate Spanish love song. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 367g
  • English
  • 45 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243210760
  • 9780243210763