Hammer and Rapier (Classic Reprint)

Hammer and Rapier (Classic Reprint)

by John Esten Cooke
     
 

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On the night of the 17th of July, 1861, a man, standing upon the earthworks at Manassas, was looking toward Centreville.

This man was of medium height - thin, but muscular - with a sallow countenance, lips covered by a heavy black mustache, scant locks at the temples, and deep, dark eyes, in which might be read the slumbrous spirit

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Excerpt from Hammer and Rapier

On the night of the 17th of July, 1861, a man, standing upon the earthworks at Manassas, was looking toward Centreville.

This man was of medium height - thin, but muscular - with a sallow countenance, lips covered by a heavy black mustache, scant locks at the temples, and deep, dark eyes, in which might be read the slumbrous spirit of "fight" observable in the eyes of the blood-hound.

As he looked, silent and motionless, toward Centreville, something which resembled a shooting star rose slowly from the summit of the woods, described a curve, and then descended. Another followed; then another, red and baleful.

Thirty minutes afterwards the hoof-strokes of a horseman were heard; a voice asked for General Beauregard; the silent man went forward, and opening the dispatch which the courier brought, perused it with calm attention.

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ISBN-13:
9781330903681
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/07/2015
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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