A Soldier of Virginia
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The Project Gutenberg eBook, A Soldier of Virginia , by Burton Egbert StevensonThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.netTitle: A Soldier of VirginiaAuthor: Burton Egbert StevensonRelease Date: November 16, 2003 [eBook #10094]Language: EnglishChatacter set encoding: ISO-8859-1***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK A SOLDIER OF VIRGINIA ***E-text prepared by Juliet Sutherland, Mary Meehan, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading TeamA SOLDIER OF VIRGINIAA TALE OF COLONEL WASHINGTON AND BRADDOCK'S DEFEATBY BURTON EGBERT STEVENSON1901TO THE MEMORY OF THE GALLANT MEN WHO FELLWITH DUST OF FAILURE BITTER ON THEIR LIPS THATOTHERS MIGHT BE TAUGHT THE LESSON OF THEWILDERNESSCONTENTSI. LIEUTENANT ALLEN GROWS INSULTINGII. THE STORY OF FONTENOYIII. IN WHICH I INTRODUCE MYSELFIV. THE ENDING OF THE HONEYMOONV. THE SECRET OF A HEARTVI. I AM TREATED TO A SURPRISEVII. I DECIDE TO BE A SOLDIERVIII. A RIDE TO WILLIAMSBURGIX. MY FIRST TASTE OF WARFAREX. THE FRENCH SCORE FIRSTXI. DREAM DAYS AT RIVERVIEWXII. DOROTHY MAKES HER CHOICEXIII. LIEUTENANT ALLEN SHOWS HIS SKILLXIV. I CHANCE UPON A TRAGEDYXV. WE START ON A WEARY JOURNEYXVI. THE END IN SIGHTXVII. THE LESSON OF THE WILDERNESSXVIII. DEFEAT BECOMES DISHONORXIX. ALLEN AND I SHAKE ...

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The Project Gutenberg eBook, A Soldier of Virginia
, by Burton Egbert Stevenson
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at
no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the
terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net
Title: A Soldier of Virginia
Author: Burton Egbert Stevenson
Release Date: November 16, 2003 [eBook #10094]
Language: English
Chatacter set encoding: ISO-8859-1
***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK A SOLDIER OF VIRGINIA ***
E-text prepared by Juliet Sutherland, Mary
Meehan, and the Project Gutenberg Online
Distributed Proofreading TeamA SOLDIER OF VIRGINIA
A TALE OF COLONEL WASHINGTON AND
BRADDOCK'S DEFEAT
BY BURTON EGBERT STEVENSON
1901
TO THE MEMORY OF
THE GALLANT MEN
WHO FELL WITH DUST
OF FAILURE BITTER
ON THEIR LIPS THAT
OTHERS MIGHT BE
TAUGHT THE LESSONOF THE WILDERNESSCONTENTS
I. LIEUTENANT ALLEN GROWS INSULTING
II. THE STORY OF FONTENOY
III. IN WHICH I INTRODUCE MYSELF
IV. THE ENDING OF THE HONEYMOON
V. THE SECRET OF A HEART
VI. I AM TREATED TO A SURPRISE
VII. I DECIDE TO BE A SOLDIER
VIII. A RIDE TO WILLIAMSBURG
IX. MY FIRST TASTE OF WARFARE
X. THE FRENCH SCORE FIRST
XI. DREAM DAYS AT RIVERVIEW
XII. DOROTHY MAKES HER CHOICEXIII. LIEUTENANT ALLEN SHOWS HIS SKILL
XIV. I CHANCE UPON A TRAGEDY
XV. WE START ON A WEARY JOURNEY
XVI. THE END IN SIGHT
XVII. THE LESSON OF THE WILDERNESS
XVIII. DEFEAT BECOMES DISHONOR
XIX. ALLEN AND I SHAKE HANDS
XX. BRADDOCK PAYS THE PRICE
XXI. VIRGINIA BIDS US WELCOME
XXII. A NEW DANGER AT RIVERVIEW
XXIII. THE GOVERNOR SHOWS HIS
GRATITUDE
XXIV. A WARNING FROM THE FOREST
XXV. I FIND MYSELF IN A DELICATE
SITUATIONXXVI. A DESPERATE DEFENSE
XXVII. I COME INTO MY OWN
XXVIII. AND SO, GOOD-BYLIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
"I DO NOT LOVE HIM, TOM"
"FOR SHAME, GENTLEMEN!"
"STEWART, LISTEN!"
THE SAVAGES POURED OVEB THE
THRESHOLDA SOLDIER OF VIRGINIACHAPTER I
LIEUTENANT ALLEN GROWS INSULTING
It was not until he sneered at me openly across the
board that I felt my self-control slipping from me.
"Lieutenant Allen seems to have a poor opinion of
the Virginia troops," I said, as calmly as I could.
"Egad, you are right, Lieutenant Stewart," he
retorted, his eyes full on mine. "These two weeks
past have I been trying to beat some sense into
the fools, and 'pon my word, 't is enough to drive a
man crazy to see them."
He paused to gulp down a glass of wine, of which I
thought he had already drunk too much.
"I saw them this forenoon," cried Preston, who was
sitting at Allen's right, "and was like to die of
laughing. Poor Allen, there, was doing his best to
teach them the manual, and curse me if they didn't
hold their guns as though they burnt their fingers.
And when they were ordered to 'bout face, they
looked like nothing so much as the crowd I saw six
months since at Newmarket, trying to get their
money on Jason."
The others around the table laughed in concert,
and I could not but admit there was a grain of truth
in the comparison.