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The Tale of a Trooper

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,261 / 156 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.7
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 989
Added to site: 2008.09.07
mnybks.net#: 22005
Origin: gutenberg.org

From the "On Active Service" series.

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untains, and at night the stars stood out brilliantly in the great dome above. Used to many camps in the past, accustomed also to cooking and to battling generally for themselves, they were as much at home as ever they were in the lines of white tents, and for most of them these were lazy holidays after the hard life of the bush and the sheep-runs. The army was generous in its supply of food, and much good butter, jam, meat and bread, which would have been luxuries indeed in the months to come, went to waste in Awapuni incinerators. And day after day came cars from towns and farms and stations within two hundred miles, bringing tuck-box after tuck-box containing the choicest products of the home larders.

The red sun, lifting above the eastern hills, found long irregular lines of horses straggling across dewy fields to water at the rushing streams of the Manawatu River. On one bare-backed horse of every four sat a trooper, clad sketchily in shirt and breeches tugged on hastily, as a sergeant had called

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