Captain Jinks, Hero

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Author: Ernest Crosby
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,786 / 198 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,046
Added to site: 2006.09.23
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Origin: gutenberg.org

"A good American sitting among his broken idols and ruefully rubbing the welts and bruises his patriotism receives from the bastinado which Mr. Ernest Crosby wields in "Captain Jinks, Hero," may, nevertheless, find balm in the thought that he wrote it in six weeks -- as his publisher announces."--The New York Times SATURDAY REVIEW OF BOOKS, August 30, 1902

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ks, the only brother of the Colonel, was a member of Congress from a distant district, who had a good deal of influence with the Administration. The Colonel wrote to him asking for the cadetship and rehearsing at length the young captain's unusual qualifications and his military enthusiasm. A week later he received the answer. His brother informed him that the request could not have come at a more opportune moment, as he had a vacancy to fill and had been on the point of calling a public examination of young men in his district for the purpose of selecting a candidate; but in view of the evident fitness of his nephew, he would alter his plans and offer him the place without further ceremony. He wished only that Sam would do credit to the name of Jinks.

It was on a beautiful day in June that "Cap" Jinks bade farewell to Homeville. The family came out in front of the house, keeping back their tears as best they could at this the first parting; but Sam, tho he loved them well, had no room in his heart for

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