Private Spud Tamson

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W. Blackwood, 1915 - 292 страница
 

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Страница 237 - roared Lieutenant Longlegs, who was Hardup's subaltern. They gallantly replied and pushed forward to within one hundred yards of the barbed wire entanglements. Matters were serious here, and casualties heavy. Ten men were knocked out in twenty minutes. " Sergeant Brown, have a go with your cutters.
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Страница 188 - Listening intently, he discovered a keen German brain analysing all the replies of the honest and simple-minded citizen. Through a mirror the observant officer studied the face of the spy. Strong, almost English, with firm set lines and a chin suggesting courage of a bull-dog kind. An excellent type for such a mission. His flaxen hair and a slight student cut on the lip were the only outward signs of his race.
Страница 177 - In the event of invasion every man would have a part In the job. In the times of peace they studied the coast, the tides, the location of ships and troops, the position of guns, everything, in fact, which would be of use. These things were reported in writing to their Consuls, or verbally, when the League met at the many German clubs and gatherings.
Страница 107 - Kaiser," said the Consular gent with the umbrella. "Tak1 that, in the name o' the King," said Spud, delivering a terrific punch on the German's bulbous nose. Blood burst all over his ponderous paunch, but he was game, and pluckily tackled Spud with his umbrella. One whack over his enemy's head smashed the whole framework. " Made in Germany," yelled Spud, giving him one full on the waist-line.
Страница 107 - A villainous crowd ; more ready to use the stiletto than their fists. All were eagerly discussing the great Day, and how long it would take them to invade our country, when they were startled by the terrific yell of Spud Tamson's men.
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Страница 105 - You're a spy," roared Micky, advancing under the cover of a broom. 11 1 keel you ! I keel you ! " shrieked the foreigner. "Awa* an' kill yer granny," roared the intrepid Militiaman, striking him with the broom and wresting the knife right out of his hand. " No keel me — no keel me — kind shentlemans. I give you moneys — wheesky — ceegars.
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