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On the Right of the British Line

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Author: Gilbert Nobbs
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,600 / 127 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 463
Added to site: 2010.04.19
mnybks.net#: 27412
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: War
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not provided with this forethought of imagination, it is best to arrive at the starting station some hours ahead of time, and sit down on the platform and study the peculiarities of your trunk, its indentations and scratchings, and other characteristics, and committing all these details securely to your memory, so that when you arrive at the other end, and you jostle among the crowd gathered around the baggage-car, you can grab the collar of a porter and frantically shout: "There it is!" as it tumbles out of the wagon, to be finally submerged at the extreme bottom of the heap.

Unfortunately, all military kit bags are exactly the same. It is true you have your name painted on the outside, but so has everybody, and when fifty or sixty bags come tumbling out, they all look exactly alike.

That is how it was at Southampton town station, but we were all in good spirits, thanks to the wine-list before mentioned; and as all the owners of the kit bags were carrying an uncomfortable amount of ordnance st

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