Real Soldiers of Fortune

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Real Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis

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Davis describes in a vidi and fascinating way the true and astonishing careers of several men whose varied and extraordinary experiences read like the wildest romance: General William Walker, Baron Harden-Hickey, General MacIver, Winston Spencer Churchill, Capt. Philo Norton McGiffen and Burnham, Chief of Scouts.

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ntil he was ten years old young MacIver played in Virginia at the home of his father. Then, in order that he might be educated, he was shipped to Edinburgh to an uncle, General Donald Graham. After five years his uncle obtained for him a commission as ensign in the Honorable East India Company, and at sixteen, when other boys are preparing for college, MacIver was in the Indian Mutiny, fighting, not for a flag, nor a country, but as one fights a wild animal, for his life. He was wounded in the arm, and, with a sword, cut over the head. As a safeguard against the sun the boy had placed inside his helmet a wet towel. This saved him to fight another day, but even with that protection the sword sank through the helmet, the towel, and into the skull. To-day you can see the scar. He was left in the road for dead, and even after his wounds had healed, was six weeks in the hospital.

This tough handling at the very start might have satisfied some men, but in the very next war MacIver was a volunteer and wore th

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