You and Me; Or, Sketches for Both of Us ...

You and Me; Or, Sketches for Both of Us ...

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...before you should be wounded and disabled, what would you do?" "I would dispatch myself to the rear for a surgeon immediately. Some men would step forward and take the wounded man's place, but that is unnatural." "If you were commanding skirmishers, and saw cavalry advancing in front and infantry in the rear, which would you meet?" " Neither; I would mass myself for a bold movement, and shove out sideways." " If you were captured, what line of conduct would you observe?" " I would treat my captors with the utmost civility." " What are the duties of Home Guards?" " Their duty is to see that they have no duties." " What will you take?" The latter question may have been answered with too much vehemence, and may have impressed listeners with the belief that I am in the habit of jumping at conclusions. Such, however, is not the case. I am a Zouave; I am a Home Guard. I have been through all the manoeuvres, and can right about face; I can also write about any other part of the body. I can do the hand-springs, and the tumbling, and the lay-down-and-roll-overs, which are done with or without a musket. I have been drilled till the drill has become a bore. I have drilled in all the marches, and leaps, and vaults, and in the bayonet exercises, and in all the steps--the common step, the quick step, the very quick step, and the double-quick step, and the trot and the run; also, in slow time and long time, which I never learned from my landlady nor my tailor. I can shoulder arms, and bear arms, and carry arms (if they are not too heavy), and reverse arms, and support arms (ordinarily my arms support me), and I can order arms better than I can pay...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123692276X
  • 9781236922762