The Writings In Prose And Verse Of Rudyard Kipling Volume 3

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byRudyard Kipling

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...and the men doubled out intent on the capture of Simmons, the wild beast, who was heading for the Cavalry parade-ground, stopping now and again to send back a shot and a curse in the direction of his pursuers. " I'll learn you to spy on me!" he shouted; " I'll learn you to give me dorg's names! Come on, the 'ole lot o' you! Colonel John Anthony Deever, C. B.! "--he turned towards the Infantry Mess and shook his rifle--"you think yourself the devil of a man--but I tell you that if you put your ugly old carcass outside o' that door, I'll make you the poorest-lookin' man in the army. Come out, Colonel John Anthony Deever, C. B.! Come out and see me practiss on the rainge. I'm the crack shot of the 'ole bloomin' battalion." In proof of which statement Simmons fired at the lighted windows of the mess-house. " Private Simmons, E Comp'ny, on the Cavalry p'rade-ground, Sir, with thirty rounds," said a Sergeant breathlessly to the Colonel. " Shootin' right and lef, Sir. Shot Private Losson. What's to be done, Sir?" Colonel John Anthony Deever, C. B., sallied out, only to be saluted by a spurt of dust at his feet. " Pull up!" said the Second in Command; " I don't want my step in that way, Colonel. He's as dangerous as a mad dog." " Shoot him like one, then," said the Colonel bitterly, " if he won't take his chance. My regiment, too! If it had been the Towheads I could have understood." Private Simmons had occupied a strong position near a well on the edge of the parade-ground, and was defying the regiment to come on. The regiment was not anxious to comply, for there is small honour in being shot by a fellow-private. Only Corporal Slane, rifle in hand, threw himself down on the ground, and wormed his way towards the well. " Don't shoot," said he to the men...

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...and the men doubled out intent on the capture of Simmons, the wild beast, who was heading for the Cavalry parade-ground...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217965792

ISBN - 13:9780217965798

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