Twelve Years' Military Adventure in Three Quarters of the Globe: Or, Memoirs of an Officer who Served in the Armies of His Majesty and of the East India Company, Between the Years 1802 and 1814, in which are Contained the Campaigns of the Duke of Wellington in India, and His Last in Spain and the South of France, Volum 1 (E-bok fra Google)

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H. Colburn, 1829
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Side 99 - ... elephant, while she went on some business, and have been highly amused in observing the sagacity and care of the unwieldy nurse. The child, which like most children, did not like to lie still in one position, would, as soon as left to itself, begin crawling about, in which exercise it would probably get...
Side 24 - Line — how we tolled round the Cape, frequently with more soup in our laps than we could keep on our stomachs — how the backgammonboard rattled from morning till night — how we paced the quarter-deck when the judge and general did not take it all to themselves — how we fished for sharks — how we speared dolphins, porpoises, and albacores ; — nor shall I attempt to paint the pictured agonies of the dying dolphins, already so beautifully described by Falconer ; nor the nobler and more potent...
Side 99 - It happened that an artilleryman, who was seated on the tumbrill of one of the guns, by some accident fell off, in such a situation that, in a second or two, the hind wheel must have gone over him. The elephant, which was stationed behind the gun, perceiving the predicament in which the man was, instantly, without any warning from its keepers, lifted up the wheel with its trunk, and kept it suspended till the carriage had passed clear of him."* Examples such « Twelve Years
Side 25 - There was a luzy fat fellow amongst us, who was always lolling or sleeping on the hencoops, upon whom we resolved to play a trick ; so seizing an opportunity when he was snug on his customary roost, we planted ourselves, with buckets of water, just over him. At a signal given, he was jerked off the coop, and soused from head to foot with such a full and successive torrent of the briny fluid, accompanied by a cry of ' Man overboard ! Rope ! rope ! Down with the helm !' &c. that he actually struck...
Side 86 - ... circumstance. A bet was laid by a gentleman that he would procure a Bheel who should steal the sheet from under a person without waking him. The thing was effected in the following manner : the Bheel approaching the person, who lay on his side, from behind, carefully folded up the sheet in small compact plaits till it reached his back ; then, taking -a feather, he tickled the nose of the sleeper, who immediately scratched his face and rolled over on the other side, when with a slight effort he...
Side 100 - I have seen," says the officer referred to, "the wife of a Mahoot give an infant in charge of an elephant, while she went about some business, and have been much amused in observing the sagacity and care of the unwieldy nurse. The child, which, like most children, did not like to lie still in one position, would, as soon as left to itself, begin crawling about; in which exercise it would probably get among the legs of the animal, or entangled in the branches of the trees on which he was feeding;...
Side 167 - What is our cavalry about now ? " every one exclaimed. But the words were scarcely out of our mouths, when we saw them, headed by the gallant 19th, come pouring through the enemy's left wing like a torrent that had burst its banks, bearing along the broken and scattered materials which had opposed it. This was a noble sight, and, to persons in our situation, a most gratifying one. The whole of our line hailed it with a shout of triumph, and advancing at double quick time, charged the enemy's reserve,...
Side 327 - It may amuse the reader to be informed that among my mathematical instruments, I had an inverting telescope, which I used sometimes to let my servants look through, that I might enjoy their surprise at seeing the world turned upside down, and, in particular, the astonishment they expressed, when they saw men and women walking on their heads, without their clothes falling down. It got about in the cantonment that the engineer...
Side 24 - Neither shall 1 swell my pages with an account of the visit we received from Father Neptune on crossing the Line, with the ceremonial attending it, as that subject is stale ; nor detail all the jokes, practical and verbal, which we played upon each other, except one of the former ; and if it amuses the reader half as much as it did me, I shall be content. There was a lazy fat fellow amongst us, who was always lolling or sleeping on the hencoops, upon whom we resolved to play a trick : so, seizing...
Side 4 - Spurzheim been then promulgated to the world, my parents would have had a comparatively easy task in the choice of professions for their children : for they would, in that case, only have had to ascertain the prominent bump in the cranium of each boy. As it was, they acted up to the best of their lights ; and whether they judged rightly with regard to me, that is, whether I do really possess the bump military, or murderous bump, which I conceive to be the same thing, will, perhaps, be discovered...

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