A Yeoman's Letters

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Author: P.T. Ross
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 67,637 / 197 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.2
LoC Category: DT
Downloads: 582
Added to site: 2009.01.11
mnybks.net#: 23102
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: War

In "A Yeoman's Letters," Mr. P. T. Ross has written the liveliest book about the War which has yet appeared. Whatever amusement can be extracted from a tragic theme will be found in his vivacious "Letters." He seems one of those high-spirited and versatile young men who notice the humorous side of everything, and can add to the jollity of a company by a story, a song, an "impromptu" poem, or a pencilled caricature.

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te early worm, as usual. Our reveillé generally consists of a shout and a kick, as our bugle is not used. It seems hard to realise that to-day is Sunday, and while the church bells at home are ringing, or the service is in progress, we dirty, unshaven beings, who once had part in the far-away life, are either riding or leading our horses across the flat and, in many places, charred veldt, past blown-up bridges, torn-up rails, convoys leisurely drawn by languid oxen, demolished houses, bleached bones of oxen, horses and mules, as well as the so-often-alluded-to dead beasts known by Tommy as 'Roberts' Milestones,' and all that goes to war--glorious war. We are making a fairly long march to-day, as we hope to catch Roberts at last. Anyhow, to-night should see us at the frontier--the Vaal River."


PART I.

ON THE TREK.

WITH ROBERTS.

THE OCCUPATION OF JOHANNESBURG.

ORANGE GROVE, NEAR JOHANNESBURG. Saturday, June 2nd, 1900.

On Monday, May 28th, a

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