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A Service Of Danger

Auhtor: Amelia Edwards

Language: english

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Review by Daniel G. Lebryk, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Service Of Danger':

A Service Of Danger by Amelia B Edwards. The snow was now some fourteen inches deep upon the ground and still falling in such thick flakes as made it impossible to see twenty yards ahead. The gloomy pine-trees closed round our steps in every direction thick-set uniform endless. Except the broad chauss ee down which the artillery was lumbering slowly and noiselessly no paths or side-tracks were distinguishable. Below all was white and dazzling above where the wide-spreading pine-branches roofed out the leaden sky all was dark and oppressive.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Service Of Danger':


... with my story, entered the Austrian army. A younger son of a younger branch of an ancient and noble house, and distantly connected, moreover, ...
... of 1797, and together enjoyed the brief interval of peace that followed upon the treaty of Campo Formio and the cession of Venice. Having succeeded ...
... need be told of my friend's private history. I have said that we were rejoiced by the renewal of hostilities in 1800 and we had good reason ...
... done. That night there was discontent in the camp. The officers looked grave. The men murmured loudly, as they gathered round the sputtering ...
... he replied gloomily. Have I not told you before now that I shall die young? Pshaw! - a mere presentiment! Ay - a mere ...
... Yes, he said, I shall die before I have done anything for which it might be worth while to have lived. I am conscious of power - I feel ...
... the conflict in detail - that has been done by abler pens than mine. It will be enough if I briefly tell what share we Lichtensteiners bore in ...
... my own horse's feet, with a murderous grip upon my throat, a pistol at my head, and in my ears a sound like the rushing of a mighty sea. After this I ...
... daily. The rest clamoured impatiently for a retreat. The whole camp was in dismay and disorder. Suddenly, none could exactly tell how, ...
... to the point at which we anticipated an attack. At dawn, Gustav, who had been out all night on duty, came in wet and weary, and ...
... have been certain he would refuse. When do you go? At midday. We are to keep on this side following the road to Neubevern till we find ...
... the table, and he had just opened a locker to take a slice of bread and a glass of kirschwasser before starting. Thank heaven you are ...
... We then chinked our glasses together, drank to each other in silence, clasped hands, and parted. Away they rode through the heavy ...
... and just over the Archdukes tent where the Imperial banner hung drooping and heavy, the full moon was rising in splendour. A magnificent ...
... his sabre but do you see nothing yonder - beyond the turn of the road - just where there is a gap in the trees? I looked but I saw ...
... - a picturesque winding gorge or ravine, half dark as night, half bright as day here deep in shadow, there flooded with moonlight and carpeted a ...
... while they were yet in deep shadow, and, as I have said, a hundred yards distant, I recognised the white cloaks and plumes and the black chargers ...
... I met was von Blumenthal, the Prince of Lichtenstein's secretary. He was walking up and down outside my tent, waiting for me. He ran to me as I dismounted. ...
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... lawyer, writer, historian, a leading expert in the field of human rights, as well as a former high-ranking United Nations official. He is currently ...