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A Soldier of the Legion   By: (1859-1920)

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A Soldier of the Legion

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A Soldier of the Legion

BY C.N. & A.M. Williamson

GARDEN CITY NEW YORK DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & CO. 1914

Copyright, 1914, by

C.N. & A.M. WILLIAMSON

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian

TO THE LEGION

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. The Telegram 3

II. The Blow 15

III. The Last Act of "Girls' Love" 34

IV. The Upper Berth 45

V. The Night of Storms 58

VI. The News 71

VII. Sir Knight 80

VIII. On the Station Platform 95

IX. The Colonel of the Legion 106

X. The Voice of the Legion 117

XI. Four Eyes 132

XII. No. 1033 143

XIII. The Agha's Rose 148

XIV. Two on the Roof 163

XV. The Secret Link 173

XVI. The Beetle 189

XVII. The Mission 203

XVIII. Gone 223

XIX. What Happened at Dawn 228

XX. The Beauty Doctor 242

XXI. The Eleventh Hour 254

XXII. The Heart of Max 263

XXIII. "Where the Strange Roads Go Down" 278

XXIV. The Mad Music 285

XXV. Corporal St. George, Deserter 294

XXVI. Sanda's Wedding Night 302

XXVII. The Only Friend 317

XXVIII. Sanda Speaks 332

XXIX. Out of the Dream, a Plan 346

XXX. The Play of Cross Purposes 351

XXXI. The Gift 368

A Soldier of the Legion

CHAPTER I

THE TELEGRAM

It was the great ball of the season at Fort Ellsworth. For a special reason it had begun unusually late; but, though the eighth dance was on, the great event of the evening had not happened yet. Until that should happen, the rest, charming though it might be, was a mere curtain raiser to keep men amused before the first act of the play.

The band of the th was playing the "Merry Widow" waltz, still a favourite at the fort, and only one of the officers was not dancing. All the others young, middle aged, and even elderly were gliding more or less gracefully, more or less happily, over the waxed floor of the big, white walled, flag draped hall where Fort Ellsworth had its concerts, theatricals, small hops, and big balls. Encircled by their uniformed arms were the wives and sisters of brother officers, ladies whom they saw every day, or girls from the adjacent town of Omallaha, whom they could see nearly every day if they took the trouble... Continue reading book >>




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