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Firing had broken out with irregular crackling sounds, a long time since, supported by the solemn growl of the cannon. The enemy, Austrians dressed in white, had quitted the heights, and the plain was studded with long files of men, who looked to me about as big as insects. One might have thought it was an ant-hill in insurrection. Clouds of smoke hung over the battle-field.

But others pressed their lips tightly, for visions of a woman somewhere waiting and watching flashed before their eyes; while others still had only the quiet consciousness of the natural man, that a woman looks at them; and where women are few and most of them are angels, the battle-field has no shelter for any other such looks have deep significance.

"Your father may have been wounded and carried to some enemy's hospital; he may be a prisoner in some war camp; or " The old man faltered. "Or " persisted Pierre. "Speak, Father. Do not be afraid." "Or he may have fallen, and be lying unclaimed on some distant battle-field." "And what do you think is the chance of his being heard from?" Unflinchingly the boy put the question. "We cannot tell.

And it's so heavy that the whole army couldn't move it." At that a shudder passed over General Antenna's fat body. "Then we're as good as lost!" she shrieked. "Daddy Longlegs will defeat us. And I'll never hear the last of it." And right there on the edge of the battle-field General Antenna shed so many bitter tears that Captain Kidd had to move aside slightly, to keep her feet from getting wet.

The Pullman and Wagner and the Empire State, with its lightnin' speed, and post-office and newspaper cars, and freight, and express, and private cars. There is a German exhibit of some of them likely ambulance cars used by the Red Cross Society in war time cars that angels bend over as the poor dyin' ones are carried from the battle-field angels of Healin' and of Pain.

It was therefore a hundred leagues beyond Smolensk, in a more compact position, behind the morasses of the Berezina to Minsk, that it was necessary to repair in search of winter quarters, from which he was then forty marches distant. Napoleon's attempt to destroy the Kremlin: view of the battle-field of Borodino.

Whatever its result, it is to settle, for many years to come, the question whether the American idea is to govern this continent, whether the Occidental or the Oriental theory of society is to mould our future, whether we are to recede from principles which eighteen Christian centuries have been slowly establishing at the cost of so many saintly lives at the stake and so many heroic ones on the scaffold and the battle-field, in favor of some fancied assimilation to the household arrangements of Abraham, of which all that can be said with certainty is that they did not add to his domestic happiness.

But the now powerless Boabdil could not long endure existence as a subject in a country where he had reigned as a sovereign: he crossed the Mediterranean to Africa, and there he ended his days on the battle-field. Ferdinand and Isabella made their public entrance into Grenada on the 1st of January, 1492, through double ranks of soldiers, and amid the thunder of artillery.

When dinner-time came we had to be dragged in by the scruff of our necks. The short armistice over, the combat was resumed; but presently Charlotte and I, a little weary of contests and of missiles that ran shudderingly down inside one's clothes, forsook the trampled battle-field of the lawn and went exploring the blank virgin spaces of the white world that lay beyond.

We passed the battle-field of Guasimas about noon, without stopping to examine it, and pushed on toward Sevilla with a straggling, disorderly column of soldiers belonging to the Second and Twenty-first Infantry, who were following a battery of light artillery to the front.