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George at the Fort Life Among the Soldiers   By: (1842-1915)

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Roughing It Series.

GEORGE AT THE FORT;

Or,

Life Among the Soldiers.

by

HARRY CASTLEMON,

Author of "The Gunboat Series," "The Sportsman's Club Series," "The Boy Trapper Series," Etc.

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Philadelphia: Porter & Coates.

FAMOUS CASTLEMON BOOKS.

Each volume handsomely illustrated and bound in fine extra cloth, black and gold stamp. 16mo.

GUNBOAT SERIES. 6 vols.

FRANK THE YOUNG NATURALIST. FRANK ON THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI. FRANK BEFORE VICKSBURG. FRANK ON THE PRAIRIE. FRANK IN THE WOODS. FRANK ON A GUNBOAT.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN SERIES. 3 vols.

FRANK AMONG THE RANCHEROS. FRANK AT DON CARLOS' RANCHO. FRANK IN THE MOUNTAINS.

SPORTSMAN'S CLUB SERIES. 3 vols.

THE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB IN THE SADDLE. THE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB AFLOAT. THE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB AMONG THE TRAPPERS.

FRANK NELSON SERIES. 3 vols.

SNOWED UP; OR, THE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB IN THE MOUNTAINS. FRANK NELSON IN THE FORECASTLE. THE BOY TRADERS; OR, THE SPORTSMAN'S CLUB AMONG THE BOERS.

BOY TRAPPER SERIES. 3 vols.

THE BURIED TREASURE; OR, OLD JORDAN'S HAUNT. THE BOY TRAPPER; OR, HOW DAVE FILLED THE ORDER. THE MAIL CARRIER.

ROUGHING IT SERIES. 3 vols.

GEORGE IN CAMP; OR, LIFE ON THE PLAINS. GEORGE AT THE WHEEL; OR, LIFE IN A PILOT HOUSE. GEORGE AT THE FORT; OR, LIFE AMONG THE SOLDIERS.

GO AHEAD SERIES. 3 vols.

GO AHEAD; OR, THE FISHER BOY'S MOTTO. NO MOSS; OR, THE CAREER OF A ROLLING STONE. TOM NEWCOMBE; OR, THE BOY OF BAD HABITS.

Other Volumes in Preparation.

Copyright, 1882, by Porter & Coates.

CONTENTS.

PAGE CHAPTER I. DISCONTENTED RECRUITS 5

CHAPTER II. AN OLD FRIEND TURNS UP 24

CHAPTER III. BOB'S FIRST COMMAND 45

CHAPTER IV. A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING 66

CHAPTER V. THE NEW SCOUT 90

CHAPTER VI. AN UNEXPECTED GUEST 113

CHAPTER VII. HOW BRYANT WAS CAPTURED 137

CHAPTER VIII. GEORGE AT THE FORT 159

CHAPTER IX. WHAT GEORGE KNEW ABOUT TRAILING 179

CHAPTER X. HOW GEORGE SAVED THE CAMP 200

CHAPTER XI. TELEGRAPHING BY SMOKES 222

CHAPTER XII. ANOTHER FEATHER FOR BOB'S CAP 242

CHAPTER XIII. HE WINS IT FAIRLY 262

CHAPTER XIV. "THREE CHEERS FOR THE 'BRINDLES'!" 282

CHAPTER XV. MORE BAD LUCK FOR MR. WENTWORTH 303

CHAPTER XVI. CONCLUSION 327

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AN UNEXPECTED GUEST facing page 6

STORMING THE DUG OUT " " 84

BOB CAPTURES THE DESERTER " " 146

TELEGRAPHING BY SMOKE " " 280

GEORGE AT THE FORT.

CHAPTER I.

DISCONTENTED RECRUITS.

"Captain, this thing must be stopped. I say it must be stopped, even if we have to resort to summary measures. We must find out who the ringleaders are, and make an example of them."

The speaker was Colonel Brown, the commanding officer of Fort Lamoine. As he uttered these emphatic words he slammed a paper weight down upon a pile of reports which the adjutant had just brought in, and, settling back in his chair, looked sharply at the officer who stood in front of the table. The red sash the latter wore around his waist proclaimed him to be the officer of the day.

"How many did you say there were in the party who deserted last night?" continued the colonel.

"Seven, sir," replied the officer of the day, "and there is a list of their names. They took no horses with them, but they each secured a carbine and a box of cartridges."

"That makes thirty men who have deserted since I took command of this post," said the colonel, angrily, "and not more than half of them have been captured. Orderly, tell Corporal Owens I want to see him. He is one of the few non commissioned officers in the command whom I am not afraid to trust. Captain, have six picked men, with two days' rations, detailed to go with him in pursuit of these deserters... Continue reading book >>




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