Two of England's Wars; Or, Theodore and Coffee, by the Author of 'a London Square and Its Inhabitants'

Two of England's Wars; Or, Theodore and Coffee, by the Author of 'a London Square and Its Inhabitants'

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...by hundreds, and six of the elephants were shot at one place, as they were too weak to go on." He died in 1880. G "How did the people behave on the way back?" asked Arthur. "They were much more civil than on our way there. They thought that if we could conquer the invincible Theodore, we must indeed be great warriors, consequently they were most servile in their adulation." "Did you see any more of the king of Tign?" "Yes, he came to bid us farewell at Senafe, and he had behaved so well in keeping his word to assist us, that Sir Robert Napier presented him with fifteen hundred muskets and ammunition, as well as six cannon, to his great delight. "We reached the coast on the ist of June, and on the 9th embarked for home, having lost altogether during the whole expedition eleven officers and thirty-seven men. That is the end of my story; and I can only further say that the success of the expedition was, humanly speaking, greatly owing to the forethought, wisdom, patience, and courage of our noble commander, who endeared himself to all about him by his amiability and consideration for others. On his return to England he was made Baron Napier of Magdala; and never did general better deserve the distinction." "Thank you very much, uncle," said the children; and Colonel Grant having left the room, Fanny added, " I am so glad we shall see some things that really came from Magdala; it makes things seem so much more as if they were true." "Of course it is all true," said Reginald indignantly, while Arthur said, in a melancholy tone, "I shall not see them this time, unless some new place turns up to look for that paper." "Let us have another hunt," said...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610067
  • 9781236610065