Stories by American Authors - Vol. 8

Stories by American Authors - Vol. 8

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Stories by American Authors - Vol. 8

Stories by American Authors - Vol. 8

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The Colonel was the idol of his bragging old regiment and of the bragging brigade which for the last six months he had commanded.

He was the idol, not because he was good and gracious, not because he spared his soldiers or treated them as fellow-citizens, but because he had led them to victory and made them famous. If a man will win battles and give his brigade a right to brag loudly of its doings, he may have its admiration and even its enthusiastic devotion, though he be as pitiless and as wicked as Lucifer.

“ It’s nothin’ to me what the Currnell is in prrivit, so long as he shows us how to whack the rrebs,” said Major Gahogan, commandant of the “ Old Tenth.” “ Moses saw God in the burrnin’ bussh, an’ bowed down to it, an’ worrshipt it. It wasn’t the bussh he warrshipt ; it was his God that was in it. An’ I worrship this villin of a

New York Times.

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