Soldier Men

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byGwen Ed. Yeo

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... from the ranks of those who had been under fire. All the exciting picturesqueness had left the column. It was just a lot of hot and dusty men and horses. The post they had just passed was no longer attractive and comfortable. It was merely drab and dull and commonplace. It seemed to stand as the symbol of all the weary routine of the past year and a half--the clock-work-like eventless sameness of training. The sun was setting in a dreary cloud of dust. The desert seemed intolerably empty. And yet with all his disappointment Vereker was conscious of a certain relaxation of tension. He was no longer keyed up. Much as he desired the experience of coming under fire, he knew that it was an experience he would detest when it came. For the past three days his nerves had been strained up to meet an experience intensely hateful and intensely fascinating. Now he had all the relief as well as all the flatness of an anticlimax. The troop filed slowly in through the wire entanglement of the little camp and picketed their horses in the courtyard of an old native house which crowned the hill. Vereker went off to report to the Colonel. He found him just sitting down to dinner--of fresh meat--at a table. It all looked rather cheerful and clean after the dusty grubbiness of the three days' trekking. But Vereker didn't appreciate it. He got his orders. He was to find two cossack posts as soon as the column had left next day, one south and one west of the camp. He felt as if he had been finding cossack posts all his life. He remembered with a sense of injury how often he had found cossack posts during training. Now he was to go on with the everlasting routine of looking for an enemy that never came and never could come. He went out to look at the camp. It...

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... from the ranks of those who had been under fire. All the exciting picturesqueness had left the column. It was ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217994253

ISBN - 13:9780217994255

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