Little Comrade; A Tale Of The Great War

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byBurton Egbert Stevenson

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI A TRUST FULFILLED When Stewart opened his eyes again it was to find himself looking up into a good-humored face, which he did not at first recognize. It was brown and dirty, there was a three-days' growth of beard upon cheeks and chin, and a deep red scratch across the forehead, but the eyes were bright and the lips smiling, as of a man superior to every fortune--and then he recognized the little Belgian captain whose troops had defended the village. Instantly memory surged back upon him--memory bitter and painful. He raised his head and looked about him. He was lying under a clump of trees not far from the bank of a little stream, along which a company of Belgian soldiers were busy throwing up intrenchments. "Ah, so you are better!" said the captain, in his clipped French, his eyes beaming with satisfaction. "That is good! A little more of that smoke, and it would have been all over with you!" and he gestured toward the eastern horizon, above which hung a black and threatening cloud. Stewart pulled himself to a sitting posture and stared for a moment at the cloud as it billowed in the wind. Then he passed his hand before his eyes and stared again. And suddenly all his strength seemed to go from him and he lay quietly down again. "So bad as that!" said the officer, sympathetically, struck by the whiteness of his face. "And I have nothing to give you--not a swallow of wine--not a sip!" "It will pass," said Stewart, hoarsely. "I shall be all right presently. But I do not understand French very well. Do you speak English?" "A lit-tle," answered the other, and spoke thereafter in a mixture of French and English, which Stewart found intelligible, but which need not be indicated here. "Will you tell me what happened?" Stewart asked, at last. "Ah, we...

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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. 1915. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI A TRUST FULFILLED When Stewart opened his eyes again it was to find himself looking up into a good-humored face, w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217507751

ISBN - 13:9780217507752

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