The Cornet of Horse

A Tale of Marlborough's War

Author: G. A. Henty
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 105,213 / 299 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68.4
LoC Categories: PR, PZ
Downloads: 1,789
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rt's education. Upon the present occasion, when the lad had left the room, she again protested against what she termed a waste of time.

"It is no waste of time, madam," the old cavalier said, more firmly than he was accustomed to speak to his daughter-in-law. "Rupert will never grow up a man thrusting himself into quarrels; and believe me, the reputation of being the best swordsman at the court will keep him out of them. In Monsieur Dessin and myself I may say that he has had two great teachers. In my young days there was no finer blade at the Court of France than I was; and Monsieur Dessin is, in the new style, what I was in the old. The lad may be a soldier--"

"He shall never be a soldier," Madam Dorothy broke out.

"That, madam," the colonel said courteously, "will be for the lad himself and for circumstances to decide. When I was his age there was nothing less likely than that I should be a soldier; but you see it came about."

"Believe me, Madam," Monsieur Dessin said deferentially, "it is good

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2007.05.28
Edward
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This is one of Henty's best books in my opinion! Quite an interesting period.


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