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1904 edition. Excerpt: ...slowly, and sideways, until he had put
some distance between them. Then off he started again, tearing up
the slope almost as fast as he had come down it, to meet a man,
who, in spite of its steepness, was rapidly descending. "Help,
Brando " shouted Orso, as soon as he thought he was within hearing.
"Hallo Ors'Anton' are you wounded? " inquired Brandolaccio, as he
ran up panting. "Is it in your body or your limbs?" "In the arm."
"The arm--oh, that's nothing And the other fellow?" "I think I hit
him." Brandolaccio ran after his dog to the nearest field and
leaned over to look at the other side of the wall, then pulling off
his cap--"Signor Orlanduccio, I salute youl" said he, then turning
toward Orso, he bowed to him, also, gravely. "That," he remarked,
"is what I call a man who has been properly done for." "Is he still
alive?" asked Orso, who could hardly breathe. "Oh he wouldn't wish
it he'd hp tnn rrmrh Vpvph about the bullet yn" p" '"-" hifr PYpl
Holy Madonna What a hole That's a good gun, upon my soul what a
weight That spatters a man's brains for you Hark ye, Ors' Anton'
when I heard the first piff, piff, says I to myself: 'Dash it,
they're murdering my lieutenant ' Then I heard bourn, bourn. 'Ha,
ha ' says I, 'that's the English gun beginning to talk--he's firing
back.' But what on earth do you want with me, Brusco?" The dog
guided him to the other field. "Upon my word," cried Brandolaccio,
utterly astonished, "a right and left, that's what it is Deuce take
it Clear enough, powder must be dear, for you don't waste it "
"What do you mean, for God's sake?" asked Orso. "Come, sir, don't
try to humbug me; you bring down the game, and then you want
somebody to pick it up for you. Well there's one man who'll have a
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