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Summary of the Book 'Jack Archer':
On cover: Vingt-huitieme mille.
Excerpts from the Book 'Jack Archer':
... it! Every minute added to the din, till the musketry grew into one tremendous roar, above which the almost unbroken roll of the cannon could ... ... the 'Black Prince,' Jack shouted to his friend. That big steamer which has been lying there the last week. If it is, she's ever so much nearer to ... ... several men with his revolver before he was captured. A perfect St. George, the commandant sneered. Well, sir, your duty is done, and I will ... ... and my daughters can therefore communicate with them. So you have twenty or thirty English prisoners in the jail? Where are all the rest for, of ... ... the governor and his spy. They had a long discussion whether it would be better to invite the count himself to be present but they agreed at ... ... breakfast on the morrow and with this assurance they were obliged to be satisfied, although Olga pouted and told Jack that he had entirely forfeited ... ... do, as the carts will be laden with flour for the army before they leave to-night, so you will only have to go along with the others, and take your ... ... Russian officers strove by voice and example to gather the survivors of the advance guard together but the consternation which the slaughter had caused ... ... more active work in a vessel like the 'Falcon' than in one of those floating castles. Hullo, Charles, is that you? he broke off, lying his hand upon ... ... pushed forward the gun but so heavy was the destruction which the Russian bullets wrought among them that these also were brought to a standstill, ... ... sculls, the rope which fastened them to the shore was cut, and with a last shout of farewell to the count, they pulled off into the stream. For a few ... ... The Sardinians had two officers killed and eight wounded sixty-two men killed, and 135 wounded. The Russian loss was twenty-seven officers killed, ... ... are again in thought among the dear ones at home. Retiring to some quiet place apart from their comrades, they read through their letters again and ... ... no less than 627 guns in position, while the English had 202. The news that it was to commence was kept a profound secret, and few of the English officers ... ... lieutenant, Mr. Pierson. The wind, which had blown strongly across the Bay of Biscay and down the coast of Portugal, moderated as the Falcon ... ... thought it likely that there would be a close relationship between the people here and the band in their neighborhood. No lights were visible in ... ... men, lay themselves down to their work with a vigor and a heartiness which would astound the boatmen of an English watering-place. A scene ... ... twenty-seven thousand Englishmen lay without shelter in the muddy fields, drenched to the skin. Jack had no trouble in finding his brother's regiment, ... ... gathered on the height, watch the puffs of smoke as the guns on either side sent their messengers of death, and the white smoke which hung over the ... ... bodies of the enemy were known to be gathered on the Mackenzie heights, a range of hills which bounded the plain upon the opposite side. These had ...