With Moore at Corunna By G. A. Henty Pdf

With Moore at Corunna By  G. A. Henty Pdf

Download With Moore at Corunna By G. A. Henty Pdf book free online – from With Moore at Corunna By G. A. Henty Pdf book; Two days later Terence took his place on parade as an officer of the regiment. He had witnessed such numberless drills that he had picked up every word of command, knew his proper place in every formation, and fell into the work as readily as if he had been at it for years. He had been heartily congratulated by the officers of the regiment.

“I am awfully glad that you are one of us, Terence,” Dick Ryan said. “I don’t know what we should have done without you. I expect we shall have tremendous fun in Portugal.”

“I expect we shall, Dick; but we shall have to be careful. We shall be on active service, you see, and from what they say of him I don’t think Sir Arthur Wellesley is the sort of man to appreciate jokes.”

“No, I should say not. Of course, we shall have to draw in a bit. It would not do to set the bells of Lisbon ringing.”

“I should think not, Dick. Still, I dare say we shall have plenty of fun, and at any rate we are likely, from what they say, to have plenty of fighting. I don’t expect the Portuguese will be much good, and as there are forty or fifty thousand Frenchmen in Portugal, we shall have all our work to do, unless they send out a much bigger force than is collecting at Cork. It is a pity that the 10,000 men who have been sent out to Sweden on what my father says is a fool’s errand are not going with us instead. We might make a good stand-up fight of it then, whereas I don’t see that with only 6,000 or 7,000 we can do much good against Junot’s 40,000.”

“Oh, I dare say we shall get on somehow!” Dick said, carelessly. “Sir Arthur knows what he is about, and it is our turn to do something now. The navy has had it all its own way so far, and it is quite fair that we should do our share. I have a brother in the navy, and the fellows are getting too cheeky altogether. They seem to think that no one can fight but themselves. Except in Egypt we have never had a chance at all of showing we can lick the French just as easily on land as we can at sea.”

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