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A Soldier's Trial

An Episode of the Canteen Crusade

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Author: Charles King
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,586 / 245 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 65
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 582
Added to site: 2010.05.10 27668

King's vivid and realistic stories of post and camp, with his types of fighting men, officers, enlisted soldiers, Indian braves, intrepid scouts, have long been favorites with those readers who love a stirring tale of adventure and peril. This novel is, in contrast, rather more taken up with the play of social and domestic interests and rivalries.

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rest; but the sympathy that might have been as readily accorded was tempered by the reflection that Miss Sanford had ever been what they termed "bossy," by which it was by no means meant to imply that bovine sluggishness and submission were Miss Sanford's marked characteristics, for Miss Sanford was energy personified in petticoats. It had been moved, seconded and carried, in a spasm of feminine generosity, that the secretary and treasurer should be paid a salary, small, to be sure, but something, and Priscilla Sanford, who had labored without fee or financial reward a dozen years, was permitted to hold the position as a salaried official just one year longer, by which time it was determined that Miss Sanford had really been secretary much too long, and, anyhow, that somebody else stood much more in need of it. So Priscilla's party found itself outvoted at the annual election, and the Young Woman's Church Aid ceased, except in name, to be a temperance union. With much that was intemperate in tone and language



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