Si Klegg, Book 2

Thru The Stone River Campaign And In Winter Quarters At Murfreesboro

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Author: John McElroy
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 58,357 / 170 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.3
LoC Category: PS
Series: Si Klegg
Downloads: 345
Added to site: 2010.03.26
mnybks.net#: 27141
Origin: gutenberg.org
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ontinued to pour down.

Shorty fished some hardtack and fried pork out of his haversack, and also gave him a handful of ground coffee. Si munched the crackers and meat, with an occasional nip at the coffee. His spirits began to rise just a trifle. He was too healthy in body and mind to be totally downcast for long.

"'Tis n't much of a supper," he said to himself, "but it beats nothin' at all miles and miles. Besides, I was mighty lucky in gettin' the biggest rail. Some that the other boys has are no good at all. They'll let 'em right down in the mud. And most o' the boys has no rails at all. I'm awfully sorry for 'em."

Then he began to wonder if they were not {27}overcautious about the nearness of the enemy. He had been in the army just long enough to have contempt for the stories that were always current with a certain class about the proximity and strength of the enemy. Shorty was not of that kind; but, then, Shorty was as liable to be imposed upon as anybody.

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