2 edition of Corporal Sam and Other Stories found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||October 30, 2005|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 54 p. :|
|Number of Pages||45|
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Corporal Sam made a clutch at his arm to drag it down, and in the scuffle both men swayed out upon the roadway. The fact is,' said Major Frazer, a tall Scotsman, speaking in his slow Scots way, 'we assault it early to-morrow, and the general has asked me to find volunteers.
If you want him put out of his pain--' He lifted his rifle. When we stormed the San Vincenty, now, at Badajoz--' Some one interrupted, with a serio-comic groan. The British leapt after it, breaking through the traverse and swarming up to the curtain's summit.
' They shouted together, but in vain. His first rush carried him abreast of the masonry under which Sergeant Wilkes and the corporal clung for cover. Well, it feels pretty much like any other part of the business, only your blood's up, and you don't have to keep yourself warm, waiting for the guns to tire.
' The major started the cry. ' inquired a man close on his right. But if the major takes away its captain, and upon top of him its senior sergeant--well, beggin' your pardon, a compliment's a compliment, but it may be too Corporal Sam and Other Stories. The undulating line of these dunes hid this, the true breaching battery, from view of Sergeant Wilkes and his men, though they had halted within a hundred yards of it, and for at least an hour the guns had been given a rest.
He rushed across the room to beat out the flame, and this was easily done; but, as he did it, he caught sight of a woman's body, stretched along the floor by the fireplace, and of a child cowering in the corner, watching him. Sergeant Wilkes, on whose recommendation he had been given his corporal's stripe, the day after Vittoria, looked on him as the hopefullest of his youngsters. Close after him went an officer in the uniform of the Engineers, with Corporal Sam at his heels.
' 'If a man Corporal Sam and Other Stories that wrong to me--' Corporal Sam jumped to his feet and stared after the slight figure moving alone across the sandhills. From his perch half-way up the ruins, Sergeant Wilkes descried Captain Archimbeau endeavouring to rally them, and climbed down to help him.
' 'Well, and you have to get over it, that's all. The British batteries had found and were hammering at it; not the guns upon Mount Olia, which had been hauled thither to dominate those of the citadel, but a dozen 24 pounders disposed, with a line of mortars behind them, on the lower slope above the estuary, where an out cropping ridge of rock gave firm ground among the sand dunes.
I'm not blamin', am I? And the things I saw and heard; and then, when I came here, only meanin' to save him--' He broke off and nodded at the child, who catching his eye, nodded back smiling. In the sunny garden the fresh air revived him and he paused to stare at a rose-bush, rampant, covered with white blossoms against which the bees were humming.