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Si Klegg, Book 1

His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran

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Author: John McElroy
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,350 / 142 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 416
Added to site: 2010.03.26
mnybks.net#: 27140
Origin: gutenberg.org
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, and in his ignorance he supposed that was the way fighting was done. Occasionally he would have qualms at the thought of how little his system was suited to have cold steel thrust through it promiscuous-like, but he comforted himself with the supposition that he would probably get used to it in time--"soldiers get used to almost anything, you know."

When the 200th Ind. drew its guns at Indianapolis he examined all the strange accouterments with interest, but gave most to the triangular bit of steel which writers who have never seen a battle make so important a weapon in deciding contests.

It had milk, molasses, or even applejack, for Si then was not a member of the Independent Order of Good Templars, of which society he is now an honored officer. Nothing could be nicer, when he was on picket, to bring buttermilk in from the neighboring farm-house to his chum Shorty, who stood post while he was gone.

[Illustration: SI's CHUM, "SHORTY" ELLIOTT 026 ]


Later in the service Si lea

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