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A Charmed Life

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Language: English
Wordcount: 4,706 / 19 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 804 2072
Genre: Short Story

gh the stifling underbrush.

Between his news despatches, when he was not singing the praises of his fellow-countrymen, or copying lists of their killed and wounded, he wrote to Miss Armitage. His letters were scrawled on yellow copy paper and consisted of repetitions of the three words, "I love you," rearranged, illuminated, and intensified.

Each letter began much in the same way. "The war is still going on. You can read about it in the papers. What I want you to know is that I love you as no man ever--" And so on for many pages.

From her only one of the letters she wrote reached him. It was picked up in the sand at Siboney after the medical corps, in an effort to wipe out the yellow-fever, had set fire to the post- office tent.

She had written it some weeks before from her summer home at Newport, and in it she said: "When you went to the front, I thought no woman could love more than I did then. But, now I know. At least I know one girl who can. She cannot write it. She can never tell y

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
Henry L. Ratliff

Adventure / War / Romance / Short story

Plot bullets

  • A man is off to Cuba, to be a war correspondent during the Spanish American War.

  • His wife tells him that her love will be his good luck charm.

  • How powerful can that charm be, hundreds of miles away and he, in constant danger?

Harding was a real war correspondent, and served in Cuba during The Spanish American war.



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