Gentlemen at Arms

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byJohn Hartman Morgan

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE CANADIANS (April, 1915) IT WAS a warm April day--so warm that it might have been midsummer but for the anemones and the wild hyacinths which gleamed in the patches of woodland. The drab and gray monotones of the winter landscape of mud and low-lying mist had changed in a few days to a scheme of primary colours in which the blue of the skies, the green of the young grass, and the yellows of marshmarigold and lesser celandine startled the eye with their sudden improvisations. It was one of those days when the spirit of spring takes on a visible incarnation and the mysterious force of life is felt in the air and in the blood. In the thrust of the tiny crumpled leaves on the trees, emerging from the buds like a butterfly from a chrysalis, one could almost see the secret impulse that animated them. The red roofs of V glowed in the afternoon sun. The front and back doors of every house stood open and on the cobbled pavements the dogs lay with their heads between their extended paws opening and closing a drowsy but watchful eye. Except for two company orderly-sergeants who stood at a door smoking in intimate silence the street was deserted. The estaminets were empty although it still wanted four hours till closing time. The sergeants had discarded their belts and presented the neglige air of men who are "resting" in billets. "Some day!" remarked the taller of the two, economically. "Jake!" replied the other. "Guess you'll owe me a dollar to-night, Jack. The machine-gunners will knock spots out of them." "I'll make it two to one, if you like, Bob," said the first speaker confidently. "Done!" said the other. And they relapsed into silence. They fidgeted occasionally, as from time to time loud shouts were borne upon their ears from the direction of a field ou...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE CANADIANS (April, 1915) IT WAS a warm April day--so warm that it might have been midsummer but for the anemones and the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217838375

ISBN - 13:9780217838375

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