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Sketches From My Life

By The Late Admiral Hobart Pasha

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Author: Hobart Pasha
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 62,867 / 179 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.6
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 309
Added to site: 2005.12.03
mnybks.net#: 12061
Genre: Biography
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nnies could be practised, unheard of beyond the ship, and unpunished. It must be remembered that there were no telegraphs, no newspaper correspondents, no questioning public, so that the evil side of human nature (so often shown in the very young in their cruelty to animals) had its swing, fearless of retribution.

Let us leave this painful subject, with the consoling thought that we shall never see the like again.

CHAPTER II.

PERILS BY SEA AND LAND.

After enjoying a few weeks at home, I was appointed to the Naval Brigade on service in Spain, acting with the English army, who were there by way of assisting Queen Christina against Don Carlos.

The army was a curious collection of regular troops and volunteer soldiers, the latter what would be called 'Bashi-Bazouks.' The naval part of the expedition consisted of 1,200 Royal Marines, and a brigade of sailors under the orders of Lord John Hay. The army (barring the regulars, who were few in numbers) was composed of

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