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Captain Jinks, Hero   By: (1856-1907)

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[Illustration: CAPTAIN JINKS, HERO "SAM WAS TAKEN STRADDLING A CHAIR" [ Page 124 ]]

Captain Jinks Hero

BY

ERNEST CROSBY

Author of "Plain Talk in Psalm and Parable"

Illustrations by DAN BEARD

[Illustration]

NEW YORK AND LONDON FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY

1902

COPYRIGHT, 1902, By FUNK & WAGNALLS COMPANY

Registered at Stationers' Hall, London

Printed in the United States

Published February, 1902

TO F. C.

CONTENTS AND CARTOONS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. A BOMBSHELL, 1 II. EAST POINT, 14 III. LOVE AND COMBAT, 34 IV. WAR AND BUSINESS, 60 V. SLOWBURGH, 89 VI. OFF FOR THE CUBAPINES, 117 VII. THE BATTLE OF SAN DIEGO, 151 VIII. AMONG THE MORITOS, 185 IX. ON DUTY AT HAVILLA, 216 X. A GREAT MILITARY EXPLOIT, 240 XI. A DINNER PARTY AT GIN SIN, 250 XII. THE GREAT WHITE TEMPLE, 277 XIII. THE WAR LORD, 310 XIV. HOME AGAIN, 338 XV. POLITICS, 365 XVI. THE END, 374

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CAPTAIN JINKS, HERO, Frontispiece "Sam was taken straddling a chair."

WAR'S DEMAND, 6 "But what did he want of soldiers?"

THE MANLY SPORT AT EAST POINT, 56 "Starkey stood off and gave him his 'coup de grace.'"

A BLOOD BROTHERHOOD, 120 "A big company to grab everything.... The Benevolent Assimilation Company, Limited."

TWO OF A KIND, 206 "There are four marks."

CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED, 238 "What business have these people to talk about equal rights?"

WINNERS OF THE CROSS, 266 "He got the Victorious Cross in South Africa."

THE PERFECT SOLDIER, 324 "The Emperor gave an exclamation of surprise and delight."

HARMLESS, 392 "He sits like that for hours."

CHAPTER I

A Bombshell

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"Bless my soul! I nearly forgot," exclaimed Colonel Jinks, as he came back into the store. "To morrow is Sam's birthday and I promised Ma to bring him home something for a present. Have you got anything for a boy six years old?"

"Let me see," answered the young woman behind the counter, turning round and looking at an upper shelf. "Why, yes; there's just the thing. It's a box of lead soldiers. I've never seen anything like them before" and she reached up and pulled down a large cardboard box. "Just see," she added as she opened it. "The officers have swords that come off, and the guns come off the men's shoulders; and look at the "

"Never mind," interrupted the colonel. "I'm in a hurry. That'll do very well. How much is it?"

And two minutes later he went out of the store with the box in his hand and got into his buggy, and was soon driving through the streets of Homeville on his way to his farm.

No one had ever asked Colonel Jinks where he had obtained his title. In fact, he had never put the question to himself. It was an integral part of his person, and as little open to challenge as his hand or his foot... Continue reading book >>




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