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Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants (Paperback) Loot Price: R379
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Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants (Paperback): H. Irving Hancock

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H. Irving Hancock

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Excerpt: ...standing-room at double prices, and this show of ours will be performed to two or three hundred small kids whose hearts are broken because they didn't have the price of a circus ticket." 126 "We ought to have had some other date in the week, then," spoke up another man at table. "Oh," grimaced Hupner, "the War Department thinks a whole lot of its regulars, of course, so I don't suppose any one over at Washington could picture the troops being called upon to show their best work to empty benches that would hold twenty thousand spectators." That same news, and that same impression had reached the artillery, the cavalry, the ordnance detachment, the engineers and the men of the Signal Corps. The officers, likewise, shook their heads. All were greatly disappointed to think that the Army had to compete with the sawdust, the tinsel, the gay music and the dash and whoop-la of the circus. Yet one man in this Regular Army encampment felt wholly satisfied with himself. That man was Private Hinkey. He knew the programme of the tournament, and the secret of this sullen wretch's great industry was known at least to himself. "I've got it all fixed to rid the regiment of that kid sergeant," the brute in uniform exulted to himself. "Exit Kid Overton from the Thirty-fourth " 127 CHAPTER XII HAL RIDES INTO TREACHERY AT one-thirty the gates of the ball grounds were thrown open. A long programme lay before the assembled regulars, so the tournament was to begin at two o'clock. The same performance was to be repeated in the evening, under brilliant electric lighting. As they left the camp tables, however, the men moved about rather dejectedly. The unexpected competition with the big circus had spoiled their hopes of winning round after round of delighted applause from huge crowds. Yet barely were the gates to the grounds open when the soldiers began to take notice. In an instant after opening there was a big rush at the gates. Men and women, boys and girls, crowded and...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: H. Irving Hancock
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-80652-7
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction
Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > General
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > General
LSN: 1-153-80652-5
Barcode: 9781153806527

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