The War in Paraguay

The War in Paraguay

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...the arrival of the enemy's ironclads, whilst deponent and his companion, Del Pilar Yegros, were sitting on the ground upon a hide, they heard Pedro Gauto, who was sitting in a hammock, and a woman, whose name he ignores, conversing together, and he heard Gauto talking upon the present war, and saying--' Many of us have died, on account of the Marshal President of the Republic.' He also said--' Our superior is striving in vain, because he has no longer any chance, and, only not to appear that he gives in, he still makes efforts: ' then went on to say--' It seems we are going to lose, ' alluding to the war. That these remarks of Gauto were addressed to the woman, but she did not reply a single word, nor did she show either that she was pleased or otherwise; that deponent ignores the residence of said woman, but believes her to belong to the Department of Villa Pilar; that about two days after this occurrence she left for Villeta. That Gauto did not again speak of these matters in deponent's presence; that he only enquired of all who passed news of the war, and some told him that many of the enemies had died, but he never remembers in these conversations anything disagreeable; that deponent is a resident of Villa Franca, that he was employed in said farm as belonging to the urban militia; that the other soldiers employed in the farm besides Yegros did not hear what Gauto said; that deponent and his companion, Yegros, agreed to report what they had heard, but as they had no opportunity they could not do so at once, but only about twenty-two days afterwards, when two officers of the telegraph went to the farm, when deponent stated the case to one of them, by name Valdovinos, and they, hearing the report confirmed by Yegros, reported the circumstance more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660234X
  • 9781236602343