Sketches of Scenery in the Basque Provinces of Spain, with a Selection of National Music; Illustr. by Notes and Reminiscences Connected with the War in Biscay and Castile

Sketches of Scenery in the Basque Provinces of Spain, with a Selection of National Music; Illustr. by Notes and Reminiscences Connected with the War in Biscay and Castile

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...on the importance of the acquisition just made to the cause of the Queen, my attention was attracted to a boat coming up the river, containing a wounded officer. He was removed from the boat, and carried by four men. He was placed on a door, and a sheet had been thrown over his body, charitably intended to afford a covering for that ghastly wound. The bearers slowly advanced. The sheet was displaced, and exhibited in all its repulsiveness the nature of the injury inflicted. The thigh had been carried off close to the body, by a cannon ball. I have said the limb was carried away, but the head and about three inches of the shaft of the thigh-bone remained in the socket;--every particle of fleshy covering had been torn from the shattered bone, and its surface was of a dazzling whiteness. The large and powerful muscles were hanging around it in numerous bundles and shreds, every fibre blackened and bruised by the passage of the shot. I raised the sheet from his face, and discovered the sufferer was poor Bezant, a young officer not more than eighteen years of age. His eyes were closed, and his face was of a death-like paleness. I took his hand, and spoke some few words of comfort and consolation. With a firm and distinct voice, he requested to know what I thought of his wound and his prospects of recovery. He said, "You need not fear bleeding, for Dr. A'Beckett has tied the great artery." I was astonished at the coolness and fortitude displayed by this mere boy. I found his pulse wonderfully strong, so much so, that a faint hope arose in my mind, of the bare possibility of saving his life, by removing the remainder of the limb at the hip joint. During the examination of the pulse, his expression was firm and composed, save when some...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650593X
  • 9781236505934