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Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines or, Following the Flag against the Moros   By: (1868-1922)

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UNCLE SAM'S BOYS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Or

Following the Flag against the Moros

by

H. IRVING HANCOCK

Author of Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks, Uncle Sam's Boys on Field Duty, Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants, The Motor Boat Club Series, The Grammar School Boys Series, The High School Boys Series, The West Point Series, The Annapolis Series, The Young Engineers Series, etc., etc.

Illustrated

[Illustration: "It Won't be Necessary, Corporal." Frontispiece. ]

Philadelphia Henry Altemus Company

Copyright, 1912, By Howard E. Altemus

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. THE FILIPINO DANDY 7

II. A MEETING AT THE NIPA BARRACKS 26

III. PLOTTERS TRAVEL WITH THE FLAG 42

IV. CERVERRA'S INNOCENT SHOP 54

V. ENOUGH TO "RATTLE" THE VICTIM 65

VI. LIFE HANGS ON A WORD 70

VII. THE KIND OF MAN WHO MASTERS OTHERS 81

VIII. THE RIGHT MAN IN THE GUARD HOUSE 87

IX. NEWS COMES OF THE UPRISING 98

X. THE INSULT TO THE FLAG 112

XI. IN THE FIRST BRUSH WITH MOROS 124

XII. THE BROWN MEN AT BAY FOR HOW LONG? 131

XIII. A TALE OF MORO BLACKMAIL 141

XIV. THE CALL FOR MIDNIGHT COURAGE 149

XV. IN A CINCH WITH COLD STEEL 161

XVI. DATTO HAKKUT MAKES A NEW MOVE 168

XVII. "LONG" GREEN AND KELLY HAVE INNINGS 177

XVIII. SENTRY MIGGS MAKES A GRUESOME FIND 187

XIX. HAL TURNS THE GATLING GUN LOOSE 196

XX. CORPORAL DUXBRIDGE'S MISTAKE 208

XXI. SCOUTING IN DEADLY EARNEST 220

XXII. PLAYING GOO GOO IN A GRIM GAME 228

XXIII. DOOMING THE DATTO 236

XXIV. CONCLUSION 246

Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines

CHAPTER I

THE FILIPINO DANDY

"We've solved one problem at last, Noll," declared Sergeant Hal Overton seriously.

"Only one?" demanded young Sergeant Terry quizzically.

But Hal, becoming only the more serious, went on earnestly:

"At last we begin to understand just what the 'lure of the Orient' means! For years I've been reading about the Orient, and the way that this part of the world charms men and holds them. Now, that we are here on the spot, I begin to understand it all. Noll, my boy, the East is a great and wonderful place! I wonder if I shall ever tire of it?"

"I believe I could tire of it in time," remarked Sergeant Terry, of the Thirty fourth United States Infantry.

"But you haven't yet," insisted Sergeant Hal.

"What, when we've been here only three days? Naturally I haven't. And, besides, all we've seen is Manila, and certainly Manila can't be more than one little jumping off corner of the Orient that you're so enthusiastic about."

"You're wild about the Far East, too even the one little corner of it that we've seen," retorted Sergeant Hal. "Don't be a grouch or a knocker, Noll. Own up that you wouldn't start for the United States to morrow if you were offered double pay back in the home country."

"No; I wouldn't," confessed Sergeant Terry. "I want to see a lot more of these Philippine Islands before I go back to our own land."

"Just halt where you are and look about you," went on enthusiastic Sergeant Hal. "Try to picture this scene as Broadway, in New York."

"Or Main Street in our own little home city," laughed Sergeant Terry quietly.

Certainly the scene was entirely different from anything that the two young Army boys had ever seen before.

They stood on the Escolta, which is the main business thoroughfare of New Manila, as that portion of the Philippine capital north of the little river is called. South of the river is Old Manila, the walled city of the old days of the Spanish conquerors... Continue reading book >>




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