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Then the march of the army, without a general, went on again. Soon
it became the story of a general without an army; before very long
there was neither general nor army. It is idle to lengthen a tale
of mere horrors. The straggling remnant of an army entered the
Jugdulluk Pass ? a dark, steep, narrow, ascending path between
crags. The miserable toilers found that the fanatical, implacable
tribes had barricaded the pass. All was over. The army of Cabul was
finally extinguished in that barricaded pass. It was a trap; the
British were taken in it. A few mere fugitives escaped from the
scene of actual slaughter, and were on the road to Jellalabad where
Sale and his little army were holding their own. When they were
within sixteen miles of Jellalabad the number was reduced to six.
Of these six, five were killed by straggling marauders on the way.
One man alone reached Jellalabad to tell the tale. Literally, one
man, Dr. Brydon, came to Jellalabad out of a moving host which had
numbered in all some sixteen thousand when it set out on its march.
The curious eye will search through history or fiction in vain for
any picture more thrilling with the suggestion of an awful
catastrophe than that of this solitary survivor, faint and reeling
on his jaded horse, as he appeared under the walls of Jellalabad,
to bear the tidings of our Thermopylae of pain and shame. ?
McCarthy: A History of our Own Times, Vol. I. p. 199. Find
paragraphs, in Appendix B, in which the topic-sentence is implied.
Discover the theme in each of these paragraphs and state it in a
brief sentence or phrase suitable for a title. The student may also
be given useful practice in locating the topic-sentences of the
paragraphs quoted in the introductory chapter of this book. In each
case he should phrase a brief and app...
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