The Last Recruit of Clare's: Being Passages from the Memoirs of Anthony Dillon, Chevalier of St. Louis, and Late Colonel of Clare's Regiment in the Service of France

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Harper, 1897 - France - 299 pages
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Page 90 - As the door closed on that departing group Sir Douglas sank back in his chair, and covered his face with his hands. Kenneth also seated himself with a staggering gait, and, leaning both arms across the breakfast-table, addressed Sir Douglas ; clipping his husky words, and alternately attempting to stand, and dropping back into his seat. "You think, I suppose, that these...
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