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Soldier Stories

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Author: Rudyard Kipling
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,939 / 142 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,710
Added to site: 2009.04.08 23886

With the Main Guard -- The Drums of the Fore and Aft -- The Man who was -- The Courting of Dinah Shadd -- The Incarnation of Krishna Mulvaney -- The Taking of Lungtungpen -- The Madness of Private Ortheris

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Depot. Thin, after some promishkuous hackin' we shtuck again, an' the Tyrone behin' was callin' us dogs an' cowards an' all manner av names; we barrin' their way.

'"Fwhat ails the Tyrone?" thinks I; "they've the makin's av a most convanient fight here."

'A man behind me sez beseechful an' in a whisper:--"Let me get at thim! For the love av Mary give me room beside ye, ye tall man!"

'"An' who are you that's so anxious to be kilt?" sez I, widout turnin' my head, for the long knives was dancin' in front like the sun on Donegal Bay when ut's rough.

'"We've seen our dead," he sez, squeezin' into me; "our dead that was men two days gone! An' me that was his cousin by blood could not bring Tim Coulan off? Let me get on," he sez, "let me get to thim or I'll run ye through the back!"

'"My troth," thinks I, "if the Tyrone have seen their dead, God help the Paythans this day!" An' thin I knew why the Oirish was ragin' behind us as they was.

'I gave room to the man, an' he ran fo



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