Acts of Courage: Laura Secord and the War of 1812

Categories Military & Wars

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 13.10 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

But although these important matters may be briefly told in narrative, like a newspaper report of a Chancery suit, yet, with all the urgency which Waverley could use, the real time which the law proceedings occupied, joined to the delay occasioned by the mode of travelling at that period, rendered it considerably more than two months ere Waverley, having left England, alighted once more at the mansion of the Laird of Duchran to claim the hand of his plighted bride.

Prisoner of Warren

Categories Military & Wars

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 11.23 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

From that moment his whole manner was so much altered, that he could scarcely have been recognised for the same soaring and ardent spirit, for whom the whole earth seemed too narrow but a week before. People were only required to prostrate themselves if one of the Gosanke (one of the three shogunal families) passed by, not all lords. These, of course, derive from the larch and fir nurses, now grown to two or three feet in height, that shelter which could not be afforded by them to the congenial hard-wood, and the plantation goes on prosperously.

The Bomber Balloon (World War I Tales)

Categories Military & Wars

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 9.36 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

The series begins in 15th century Moorish Spain and closes in the 21st century in the international cities of Lahore, London, Paris and Beijing. It was addressed, with great formality, ``To Cosmo Comyne Bradwardine, Esq. of Bradwardine, at his principal mansion of Tully-Veolan, in Perthshire, North Britain. I don't speak of this young fellow in particular, who I heartily wish may be able to clear himself, for I like both his modesty and his spirit. Stern son of Lord Kenneth, high chief of Kintail, Let the stag in thy standard bound wild in the gale!

Nobody's Child

Categories Military & Wars

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 5.14 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Fergus, upon the death of his parents, had been for some time a page of honour in the train of the Chevalier's lady, and, from his beauty and sprightly temper, was uniformly treated by her with the utmost distinction. Here are some of the most obvious that I remember seeing over the years. All will grant in theory that every plant has its soil and subsoil, to which it is particularly adapted, and where it will luxuriate; whereas in others it can scarce make shift to exist; yet the planter or the transplanter, nine times in ten, neglects this necessity of suiting his trees to the soil, and is at the expense of placing the trees which chance to be his favourites indiscriminately upon every soil.

Taking Sides: A Boy. A Girl. A Nation Torn Apart

Categories Military & Wars

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 5.93 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Those who had last met in the full vigour of health and glow of intellect, taking an eager interest in the passing events of the world, seemed now, in each other's eyes, cold, torpid, inactive, loaded with infirmities, and occupied with the selfish care of husbanding the remainder of their health and strength, rather than in the gaiety and frolic of a convivial evening. How do I know that my story has good pacing? How can they understand--and care about--100 years ago? He did not the less pity Fergus, for whom, in his present distress, he felt all his former regard revive.

WHY? (minedition Classic)

Categories Military & Wars

Format: Hardcover

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 13.38 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Joseph Conrad, The Rover, about a French pirate who returns home just as the Napoleonic Wars begin and finds he must make one last voyage. He entered, therefore, without hesitation, into the resentful feeling of the relations who had the best title to dictate his conduct; and not perhaps the less willingly, when he remembered the tedium of his quarters, and the inferior figure which he had made among the officers of his regiment. The festive vagrants are distinguished from each other by personal appearance and character, as much as any fortuitous assembly in the higher orders of life.

The Cuckoo Tree

Categories Military & Wars

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 9.17 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Sir Robert at length told him that his commission did not entitle him to be present in the post which he had assumed. ``D---n my commission,'' said the warlike chaplain, throwing it towards his colonel. And he expects you will also say, you are sorry for the cloud, and no man shall hereafter ask whether it descended from the hill to the valley, or rose from the valley to the hill; for they never struck with the scabbard who did not receive with the sword; and woe to him who would lose his friend for the stormy cloud of a spring morning!'' To this the Baron of Bradwardine answered, with suitable dignity, that he knew the chief of clan Ivor to be a well-wisher to the King, and he was sorry there should have been a cloud between him and any gentleman of such sound principles, ``for when folks are banding together, feeble is he who hath no brother.'' This appearing perfectly satisfactory, that the peace between these august persons might be duly solemnized, the Baron ordered a stoup of usquebaugh, and, filling a glass, drank to the health and prosperity of Mac-Ivor of Glennaquoich; upon which the Celtic ambassador, to requite his politeness, turned down a mighty bumper of the same generous liquor, seasoned with his good wishes to the house of Bradwardine.

Guerrilla Season

Categories Military & Wars

Format: Hardcover

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 9.48 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

The Institute’s full-time professional and support staff is responsible for a variety of valuable research and publication programs for scholars. Both at Tully-Veolan and Glennaquoich, his hosts had respected his engagements with the existing government, and though enough passed by accidental innuendo that might induce him to reckon the Baron and the Chief among those disaffected gentlemen who were still numerous in Scotland, yet until his own connection with the army had been broken off by the resumption of his Commission, he had no reason to suppose that they nourished any immediate or hostile attempts against the present establishment.

4: Five Go To Smuggler's Top (Famous Five)

Categories Military & Wars

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 14.78 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

A goddess' son battles to save the spirit of Troy even as the walls are breached in fire and blood. THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR: The Clan of the Cave Bear is about the interactions between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons. 4. On what ground are we considered either as the one or the other? Set in 18th century France, series features the life of Napoleon from his youth in 1779 in military school through 1812 and his campaign as Emperor to conquer Russia. Readers become intrigued by his story and want to know more – even to the point of coming to the UK to visit his tomb effigy at the Temple Church in London!

British War Children

Categories Military & Wars

Format: Print Length

Language: English

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 12.22 MB

Downloadable formats: PDF

Such ideas often occurred to me, and constituted an ambitious branch of my theory however far short I may have fallen of it in practice. There were thickets of flowering shrubs, a bower, and an arbour, to which access was obtained through a little maze of contorted walks, calling itself a labyrinth. Inside the tholos tomb the acoustics are downright alarming. We have continued our mission of offering the best possible value for money with more figures to the £ than any other manufacturer.