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General Bramble

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Author: André Maurois (Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog)
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,870 / 86 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.4
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 626
Added to site: 2009.12.04 25940

Further casual, amusing, and amazing adventures of our old friend, Colonel Bramble, who won for his creator international fame.

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eep near their work they put up tents on the lawns.

The Staff asked for their horses; and the animals were picketed in the garden walks, as the stables were too small. In the garden the Engineers made a dug-out in case of a possible bombardment. The orderlies' football developed a distinct liking for the window-panes of the summer-house. The park assumed the aspect first of a building site and then of a training camp, and new-comers said, "These French gardens are badly kept!"

This methodical work of destruction had been going on for about a week when "Intelligence" got going.

"Intelligence" was represented at the Division by Captain Forbes.

Forbes, who had never yet arrested a real spy, saw potential spies everywhere, and as he was fond of the company of the great, he always made his suspicions a pretext for going to see General Bramble or Colonel Parker. One day he remained closeted for an hour with the colonel, who summoned Aurelle as soon as he had left.

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