The Surrender of Santiago

An Account of the Historic Surrender of Santiago to General Shafter, July 17, 1898

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Author: Frank Norris
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,471 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.9
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Downloads: 513
Added to site: 2008.07.11
mnybks.net#: 21484
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: War, History
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d we would have given it more serious attention had not our eyes been smitten with the sight of a veritable marvel. It might have been the white swan of Lohengrin there on the stony margin of the road, or the green dragon of Whantley, or the Holland submarine torpedo boat; but it was none of these. It was a carriage--a carriage.

I say it was a carriage, a hack, with girls in white muslin frocks in it, the driver lounging on the box and two miserable horses dozing in the harness. I suppose it would be quite impossible to make a reader understand how incongruous this apparition seemed to us. It was in use, no doubt, carrying refugees from Caney back into the city and its presence was easily accounted for. But Mr. Kipling's phantom rickshaw could hardly have produced a greater sensation.

"A carriage!"

"Say, will you look at that!"

"Well, for God's sake!"

"Damned if it isn't a carriage!"

"Say, Jim, look at the carriage!"

"It is a carriage for a fact--well, of all t

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