Si Klegg, Book 4

Experiences Of Si And Shorty On The Great Tullahoma Campaign

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Author: John McElroy
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 63,828 / 186 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83
LoC Category: PS
Series: Si Klegg
Downloads: 343
Added to site: 2010.03.26
mnybks.net#: 27143
Origin: gutenberg.org
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f the brigade and all of the 200th Ind. but Co. Q had managed to get across by means of trees which had been felled over the stream at various places. Co. Q was left behind to see that the teams got over, while the rest of the 200th Ind. was halted on the farther bank, to watch the operation and give help if needed. Si, with a squad in which was Shorty, was ordered to take the first team, which it happened Groundhog drove, down into the stream and start it across.

"Now, be very careful with that wagon," called the Adjutant across the stream. "That has the Headquarters' things and papers. Don't let any water get into the bed. Cross at the shallowest place."

Si and Shorty found some poles, and prodded around as well as they were able in the crossing to find the shallowest place. If there was a part so shallow that the bed could be kept above water it was very narrow, and would require exceedingly skillful driving to keep on it. The whole regiment stood around, like a barnyard full of turkeys on a

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