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The Green Flag

And Other Stories of War and Sport

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,699 / 218 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,178
mnybks.net#: 7848
Origin: gutenberg.org

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

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"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

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****
2014.12.12
Dai Alanye
***..

More good short stories from Doyle. Not earthshaking but entertaining.

2012.06.26
CO'Neil
****.

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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