Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Snake and Sword

A Novel

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,144 / 235 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 934
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 7944
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Adventure, War

"An interesting story, as well written as it is unusual. The author knows India, apparently knows the British army as well, and blends his knowledge into the background of a thoroughly readable table... He gives us a collection of exciting incidents and some good pictures of various kinds of life."--New York Times

Show Excerpt

poor motherless lamb Dam, Sir," she answered with restraint.

"Then call him Dummy! Good morning, Nurse," snapped the Colonel.

As she turned to go, with a bitter sigh, she asked in the hopeless tone of one who knows the waste of words:--

"You will not repent--I mean relent--and come to the christening of your only son this afternoon, Sir?"

"Good morning, Nurse," observed Colonel Matthew Devon de Warrenne, and resumed his hurried pacing of the verandah.

* * * * *

It is not enough that a man love his wife dearly and hold her the sweetest, fairest, and best of women--he should tell her so, morning and night.

There is a proverb (the unwisdom of many and the poor wit of one) that says Actions speak louder than Words. Whether this is the most untrustworthy of an untrustworthy class of generalizations is debateable.

Anyhow, let no husband or lover believe it. Vain are the deeds of dumb devotion, the unwearying forethought, the tender c

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.04.29
Nina
*****

I read this book when I was eleven and keep searching for it to my library. A Dam (no pun intended)good read.
PC Wren knows what he is about calling an Indian town Bimariabad (literally Fever-land!)Wish many books had more of his works like the Beau Seires.


SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Jennette Green
Jennette Green discovered a love for writing in the second grade. She had stories in her mind that were simply calling to be written. The Kaavl series is one such a story, which has been with her since she was eighteen. As our Author of the Day, Green reveals how many times she rewrote Kaavl Conspiracy, how her books come together and gives a sneak peek into what we can expect from her next.
Read full interview...