Southland Stories

Southland Stories

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...had a review I remember one day, and the general himself passed along the line. You would have thought he was not looking, but he was, and he stopped a few paces below me and says to one of the men: "Where's your hat, my man?" "Under my feet, General," said the poor fellow, and sure enough it was true. He had not a scrap of shoe to his foot, and had pulled off his old hat and was standing on it to keep his feet off the frozen ground. The general heaved a big sigh, and looked troubled, and he took the name and regiment of the poor devil, asking the colonel for it, of course, for he did everything like a gentleman, and that same evening he sent the man a pair of shoes from his own private stock, and with the shoes sent a message that made the boy so proud he would hardly speak to the remainder of the company for a time. It was during this winter that Will Nedmunds got leave to go home. He did not ask for a regular furlough, for he was a scout and might be needed at camp for special duty at any time. I said he got it to go home, but it was not likely that he would go anywhere else, as he had not Been his folks for some months. He struck out straight for the gap in the ridge, the nearest way home, and I expect that horse of his did as good duty on that home trip as he had ever done in the face of the enemy. As he went over the hill beyond the camp, the sun was just setting and the band was playing "Home, Sweet Home." It seemed like it was intended, it was so like what might be. But there was not a man in all that camp who would have called Will back, or taken his leave from him, for a man like Will, who was always so ready to do a good turn by others was bound to have friends. Camp and soldier life is a great thing more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594541
  • 9781236594549