Beatrice And Benedick; A Romance Of The Crimea

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byHawley Smart

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... ties, and finally reached camp, where he found the remainder of the regiment anxiously awaiting their coming, and full of pride at the way they had taken and held the Quarries. On the right, our gallant Allies had undergone similar experiences, but the splendid rush with which they had taken the Mamelon just before sunset, recalling the dash of a pack of hounds into cover, had not been sustained. Carried away by their impetuosity the victorious French chased their beaten foes to the very glacis of the Malakoff, but there they encountered the Russian reserves, and were in their turn not only hunted back to the Mamelon, but through it, and so lost the work they had so gallantly won. General Bosquet, who was in charge of the attack, was, however, not quite the man to put up with such failure as this. He hurled two brigades at once against the re-captured Mamelon, and after a brief but sanguinary struggle the French regained posession of the Lunette, though, take it all in all, at a fearful sacrifice of life. CHAPTER VII. MISS SMERDON'S PRIDE BREAKS DOWN. A WELL-KNOWN novelist, who has not long since left us, ascribed the rather moderate success of one of his earlier stories to the Crimean war. It was the first time we had been engaged in a European struggle of this sort, since the invention of steam, telegraphs, and, if I may be pardoned the expression, newspaper correspondents. Then again the great battle between Russia and the Allies was practically fought out in a cock-pit, and the famous correspondent of the Times, then in the hey-day of his youth, was enabled to keep that paper supplied with such an accurate, I may almost say microscopic, account of the great siege as made it easy for those at home to follow it, in all its details. It might have been he...

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... ties, and finally reached camp, where he found the remainder of the regiment anxiously awaiting their coming, and full of prid...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217727271

ISBN - 13:9780217727273

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