Squire John; A Tale of the Cuban War

Squire John; A Tale of the Cuban War

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... be powerless to do anything." "Just so. We must be where we can work." "Then I fancy the next car will be apt to suit us better." They advance to investigate. This car, like the balance of the train forward, is built on the American plan, although they would be ashamed to use such miserable. rolling-stock on any third-class railway in the States. There is an aisle down the entire length of the car, with seats capable of holding two passengers on either side, and at each end a platform. _ Soldiers swarm everywhere, and as they carry their arms with them, the interior of these cars have the appearance of moving arsenals. Every man smokes, so that a hazy, blue atmosphere renders objects a little dim inside. Spaniards use tobacco incessantly. In Havana one may see the driver of a cab pufling away while he carries ladies in his vehicle; the hotel clerk demolishcs his cigar as he waits on you, and even the elevator boy rolls and smokes his cigarette as he glides up-and down, bent upon his duties. It would not be unnatural to see a tobacco plant start into life upon the grave of a dead Spaniard. Jack Travers takes all these things into consideration in just about thirty seconds of time. General Toledo and the other ofiicers forming the little group still chatter away after their voluble manner, and hence the question still remains unanswered as to what their course is to be. _ Jack steps upon the platform of the car adjoining that which constitutes the rear of the train. He is bent upon finding out just how matters stand, so that should the expedition proceed, giving evidence that no suspicion of the danger ahead has entered into the calculations of the soldiers, he may be able to carry out a bright thought which...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842979
  • 9781236842978