The Campaign Of The Jungle; Or, Under Lawton Through Luzon

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byEdward Stratemeyer

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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.1900 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXI THE FALL OF SAN 1SIDRO--CONCLUSION Luke Striker was right; a large force of Filipinos were sweeping down the road at a rapid rate, bringing with them two old field-pieces and a rapid-firing gun. They were commanded by several officers on horseback, and presented a formidable appearance to the worn-out Americans. "Out of sight, quick!" The cry came from Ben. "It's our only chance to escape." The words had scarcely left his lips when the pop-pop of several Mausers was heard, as the Filipino sharpshooters, who were in advance of the main body, opened fire upon them. Their aim was excellent, and both Striker and Boxer were hit, although neither seriously. "They've caught me!" ejaculated the old sailor, and staggered up against Ben. At the same time Boxer pitched headlong. "Oh, Luke!" The call came from Larry, who was limping painfully. "Where did they hit you? This is the worst of all!" "I'm struck in the shoulder. But come, Ben is right. To the jungle!" And Striker clutched Larry's hand in a death-like grip, bound to live or die with his closest friend, as the case might be. The pair started forward. Ben hesitated and looked at Boxer, and saw the latter try to stagger up once more. "He's not dead," thought the young captain, and picked the sharpshooter up. In a few seconds more the whole party were in the jungle again. But the Filipinos were not going to let them escape thus easily, and coming up on the double-quick, a detachment began to search the bushes, at the same time calling on the Americans to surrender if they wanted to save their lives. With Larry limping painfully, and both Luke and Boxer groaning in spite of their efforts to keep silent, the Americans looked about for some spot which might prove a safe hiding-place. But the ground here...

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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.1900 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXI THE FALL OF SAN 1SIDRO--CONCLUSION Luke Striker was right; a large force of Filipinos were sweeping down the road a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217069738

ISBN - 13:9780217069731

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