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Under the Chilian Flag

A Tale of War between Chili and Peru

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Author: Harry Collingwood (William Joseph Cosens Lancaster)
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,410 / 252 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 942
Added to site: 2007.04.14 16579

ome two or three hours, endeavouring unsuccessfully to get to sleep, the two lads rose and looked out of their window at the scenes that were being enacted in the streets below them, and when they had been thus employed for a quarter of an hour they no longer felt any desire for sleep. Huge bonfires had been lighted wherever there was room to place them, and processions of men and women marched to and fro, carrying torches, and singing their national songs with astonishing verve and enthusiasm. Groups of people collected round the bonfires, and danced until the early hours of the morning, when they gradually broke up and dispersed to their homes. It was broad daylight before the last of the revellers had disappeared; and the two lads, recognising the futility of now attempting to secure any repose, dressed themselves and went out on a tour through the city which should occupy them until the time arrived for the public offices to open, when they would be able to set about their business.

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