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A Soldier Of The Legion

Auhtor: C Williamson

Language: english

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Review by Daniel G. Lebryk, September 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Soldier Of The Legion':

Charles Norris (C N) Williamson (1859?1920) was a British writer motoring journalist and founder of the Black and White (magazine) who was perhaps best-known for his collaboration with his wife Alice Muriel Williamson in a number of novels and travelogues. Born in Exeter Williamson was educated at University College London where he studied engineering. He spent eight years as a journalist on the Graphic before establishing the Black and White (magazine) in 1891 as founding editor. He published a Life of Carlyle in 1881. Several of the Williamsons short stories and novels later became films. Charles Norris Williamson wrote many of his published works in partnership with his wife Alice who apparently said of him Charlie Williamson could do anything in the world except write stories: she also said I cant do anything else. Charles wrote some novels on his own as did Alice after her husbands death He died at Combe Down Bath on Sunday 3 October 1920.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Soldier Of The Legion':


... of those beautiful hooded bassourahs you must have seen in pictures. At night the coffin rested in my father's tent, and he lay beside it as he had ...
... heart was thumping, for despite his knowledge of la boxe he knew that he might be pounded into a jelly in another minute. This man was a heavyweight. ...
... made little birdlike sucking sounds, in the fashion of Arab women when they would show honour to a favoured friend. First she kissed Sanda's ...
... been a woman of some progressive country, marching with the times, most probably she would have been among the Suffragists. She would have made a ...
... hours set apart for the Legion's repose were sacred, so profoundly sacred that any man who made the least noise at night or during the afternoon siesta ...
... of a fight, didn't always come in the way of a young soldier, even one whose conduct was unsmirched by any stain. Max did not know yet whether he ...
... she answered, under cover of the music. I believe you must be very fascinating, or else I-but never mind-Now let's stop dancing and you'll show ...
... she could have screamed with pain from the pressure of the blue diamond. But with touching self-control she only smiled a strained, sympathetic little ...
... here, so thou not tell M-things about me. But my father, he shall not be mean and little in his mind like my aunt. He not listen to the words she ...
... had resigned himself days ago to Juan Garcia's desertion from the Legion, since the girl must be saved. But he was far from happy about his own position. ...
... the delay, was received with wild shouts of amused approval. Stanton was allowing some of his head men to travel with their wives, it being their ...
... silent for a moment, thinking, and Sanda watched his face in the growing light. It was haggard and set for a face so young, but there was still in ...
... the other women. Several men with their wives have agreed to go only part of the way and get new fellows to join when they leave. That's the only way ...
... left him in the desert-leaped like a tiger on the Chief. Steel flashed under the moon, and Stanton fell back without a groan, striking the hard ...
... Queer! I thought if I were dead I should have known if you touched me! He spoke more to himself than to Sanda, and she did not answer. His ...
... or lust that had been told in the past about Richard Stanton, and embroider them. Beside the satyr figure which he flaunted like a dummy Guy Fawkes, ...
... let stand, after having torn up half a dozen partly covered sheets of paper. His love was there for the girl to see, and he could not help feeling ...
... in Paris-aunts of my father. That makes them my great-aunts, doesn't it? Perhaps they're harder for young people to live with than plain aunts, who ...
... saint. I was born on his day, and one of my names is Georgette, in honour of him, and of my father, who is Georges: Colonel Georges DeLisle. My ...
... THE WATER LORD LOVELAND DISCOVERS AMERICA MOTOR MAID MY FRIEND THE CHAUFFEUR PORT OF ADVENTURE PRINCESS VIRGINIA ...