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Green Flag and Other Stories of War and Sport

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By: (1859-1930)

Arthur Conan Doyle was deeply affected by the many wars fought during his lifetime. As many other writers, he used the material for short stories, a collection of which is presented here.

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E text prepared by Lionel G. Sear of Truro, Cornwall, England

THE GREEN FLAG.

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE.

CONTENTS.

THE GREEN FLAG.

CAPTAIN SHARKEY.

THE CROXLEY MASTER.

THE LORD OF CHATEAU NOIR.

THE STRIPED CHEST.

A SHADOW BEFORE.

THE KING OF THE FOXES.

THE THREE CORRESPONDENTS.

THE NEW CATACOMB.

THE DEBUT OF BIMBASHI JOYCE.

A FOREIGN OFFICE ROMANCE.

THE GREEN FLAG

When Jack Conolly, of the Irish Shotgun Brigade, the Rory of the Hills Inner Circle, and the extreme left wing of the Land League, was incontinently shot by Sergeant Murdoch of the constabulary, in a little moonlight frolic near Kanturk, his twin brother Dennis joined the British Army. The countryside had become too hot for him; and, as the seventy five shillings were wanting which might have carried him to America, he took the only way handy of getting himself out of the way. Seldom has Her Majesty had a less promising recruit, for his hot Celtic blood seethed with hatred against Britain and all things British. The sergeant, however, smiling complacently over his 6 ft... Continue reading book >>


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