The Young Lieutenant Or, the Adventures of an Army Officer
pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. CAPTAIN DE BANYAN AND OTHERS -I beg your pardon, sir; but I see, by the number on your cap, that we belong to the same regiment, - said an officer with two bars on his shoulder-straps, as he halted in the aisle of the railroad-car, near where Lieutenant Thomas Somers was seated. -May I be permitted to inquire whom I have the honor of addressing?- -Lieutenant Somers, of the th Massachusetts, - replied the young gentleman addressed, as he politely touched his cap in return for the salutation of the other. -Ah! is it possible? I am rejoiced to meet you. I have heard of you before. Allow me to add in the most delicate manner, that you are a good fellow, a first-rate soldier, and as brave an officer as ever sported a pair of shoulder-straps. Permit me to offer you my hand; and allow me to add, that it is a hand which was never sullied by a dishonorable act.- -I am happy to make your acquaintance, - replied Lieutenant Somers, as he accepted the offered hand. -Won't you take a seat, Captain - -Captain de Banyan, at your service, - continued the officer, as he seated himself by the side of the young lieutenant, who was completely bewildered by the elegant and courtly speech of his new-found friend.
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