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The Garden of the Sun; A Novel (Paperback) Loot Price: R377
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The Garden of the Sun; A Novel (Paperback): unknownauthor, Thomas J. Powers

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The Garden of the Sun; A Novel (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVI Captain Ballard and Tom Bennett, after their vigil through the night, were grateful for the dawn, whose coming meant action and relief from the intolerable hours of silence and waiting. The shapes of darkness gradually assumed definite form as the gray lights of morning faintly illuminated the tropical landscape. The denizens of the jungle were not more quickly responsive to the first call of day than the alert camp of American soldiers. Rambaud's battery moved to its position on the second ridge of Crater Hill, which had been held during the night by a detachment of infantry. Over the steep and narrow trail the artillery wound its way in the dim mists, horses tugging, wheels skidding, cannoniers cursing. The guns were finally unlimbered and the horses driven to the rear under shelter as Captain Ballard rode up, followed by his orderlies and Tom Bennett. "Everything all right?" asked Ballard, shortly, of the youngster who commanded the battery. "All fit, sir," replied Lieutenant Rambaud. "I 've worked out the range. The map is a bit off. The range is fifteen hundred yards." "Can you get them at that distance?" Ballard viewed the country below through his field-glasses. "Blow 'em to pieces, sir," was the terse reply. A troop of cavalry was threading its way eastward on the Kulay-Kulay trail. Directly to the south three companies of the infantry battalion had crept through the underbrush and were waiting in silence for the order to advance. Off to the southwest the remaining troop of cavalry moved quietly down the Kabong-Koe trail, thus surrounding the cotta on all sides except toward the sea. Ballard turned his field-glasses on the fortifications of the enemy. The cotta was an earth-walled enclosure about one hundred and fifty feet square. Inside, th...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: unknownauthor • Thomas J. Powers
Creators: General Books
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-78624-2
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-78624-8
Barcode: 9781150786242

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