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George at the Fort

Life Among the Soldiers

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Author: Harry Castlemon (Charles Austin Fosdick)
Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 72,408 / 203 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.7
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 607
Added to site: 2007.06.03 17169
Genre: Adventure

u suppose that will be?"

"I am sure I don't know, but if recruits keep coming in as rapidly as they have during the last few days, the lieutenant will probably take a squad off next week."

"Where will he take it?"

"That's a conundrum. A private never knows where he is going until he gets there."

"Where do you eat and sleep?"

"We take our meals at the restaurant next door, and having no bunks we sleep on the benches in the office. You can go about the city as much as you please, but you must be sure and report at meal-time. If you fail to do that, you will have the police after you."

"Why will I?" asked Bob in surprise.

"Because the lieutenant will think you have deserted."

Bob was beginning to feel the tight rein of military discipline already. At home he had always been accustomed to go and come when he pleased, and he did not like the idea of having his liberty restricted or of being obliged to obey without question the orders of a boy scarcely older t



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