Stories of Torres Vedras Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 Excerpt: ...when he was hit, and which had no doubt been driven in by the ball. This was a curious incident, but the French surgeon told me that such occurrences were by no means uncommon. The singularity of the circumstance, however, induced me, when I recovered from the pain of the operation, to examine the ball and ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 Excerpt: ...when he was hit, and which had no doubt been driven in by the ball. This was a curious incident, but the French surgeon told me that such occurrences were by no means uncommon. The singularity of the circumstance, however, induced me, when I recovered from the pain of the operation, to examine the ball and the fragment of the pocket-book, which I intended carefully to preserve, in order to present to my dear Anne, as a singular remembrance of war. Several folds of the morocco had been thus cut out; these I carefully separated, and found between them a small portion of a letter: but judge of my amazement, when on that small scrap, I recognized the words--Mr. Merton--and on a second fold--Dear Frank, in Anne's hand writing. Lett the reader should imagine that such a circumstance is one of those marvels only to be found in romance, I will here relate a fact which occurred at the battle of Waterloo. In this memorable battle, a five franc piece, was thus driven into the wound of one of our men, by a ball that had killed his comrade, in whose pocket the money had been contained. 'This coin actually bent in, is preserved in the Army Medical Museum at Chatham, as a curious instance of the course of projectiles. My agony of mind upon thus, I may say, miraculously obtaining a knowledge of her perfidy, may be easily imagined. It brought on an attack of illness which nearly terminated my existence; but the kindness of the French surgeon relieved me, and perceiving by my agitation that the perusal of the fragment of paper had occasioned the accident, he begged to know if he could in any manner serve me. I was a tolerable French scholar, and related to him the singular occurrence; when he immediately took up his hat and left me exclaiming: "The body of your comrade ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150160783
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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