The Green Flag -- Captain Sharkey -- The Croxley Master -- The Lord Of Chateau Noir -- The Striped Chest -- A Shadow Before -- The King Of The Foxes -- The Three Correspondents -- The New Catacomb -- The Debut Of Bimbashi Joyce -- A Foreign Office Romance
"Tell Colonel Flanagan to see to it, Stephen," said the general; and the galloper sped upon his way. The colonel, a fine old Celtic warrior, was over at C Company in an instant.
"How are the men, Captain Foley?"
"Never better, sir," answered the senior captain, in the spirit that makes a Madras officer look murder if you suggest recruiting his regiment from the Punjab.
"Stiffen them up!" cried the colonel. As he rode away a colour-sergeant seemed to trip, and fell forward into a mimosa bush. He made no effort to rise, but lay in a heap among the thorns.
"Sergeant O'Rooke's gone, sorr," cried a voice. "Never mind, lads," said Captain Foley. "He's died like a soldier, fighting for his Queen."
"Down with the Queen!" shouted a hoarse voice from the ranks.
But the roar of the Gardner and the typewriter-like clicking of the hopper burst in at the tail of the words. Captain Foley heard them, and Subalterns Grice and Murphy heard them; but there are times when a deaf ear is a gift
More good short stories from Doyle. Not earthshaking but entertaining.
Historical action/adventure short stories. Kind of lightweight writing for magazine publication, I guess.
Nowhere near as penetrating or gripping as the Holmes stories, so goes to show why they were the wildly popular ones instead.
Above average, nonetheless.
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