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With Rifle and Bayonet

A Story of the Boer War

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 124,658 / 346 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 904
Added to site: 2010.06.21 28234

n great disgrace.

On the following morning Captain Somerton called him into his study, and explained with much kindness and sympathy that he had arranged to send him away to school.

"It will be the best place for you, Jack," he said, patting him on the back. "You are not too young to go to a public school, and I can vouch for it that you will thoroughly enjoy the life. It will give you opportunities of playing games and of making friends that you have never had here. You will be leaving this house in about a week's time, and till then, my boy, contrive to live on good terms with Frank. Do not quarrel with him. A term at school will make all the difference, and when you return here you two lads will be the best of friends. There, that will do, Jack."

Captain Somerton had come to a wise determination. His wife was strongly in favour of home education, and for that purpose a tutor attended daily at the Grange. But to the captain's mind such a bringing up was far from judicious. He himself ha



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