Blue Skies and Gunfire

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It was settled, that Edward should remain there till the troops marched in the morning, then hire or buy a horse from the farmer, and, with the best directions that could be obtained, endeavour to overtake his friends. The peculiar dress in which he had been attired in better days, showed only miserable rags of its whimsical finery, the lack of which was oddly supplied by the remnants of tapestried hangings, window-curtains, and shreds of pictures, with which he had bedizened his tatters.
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The American Twins of the Revolution

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He knew, that where the honour of the Chief or his family was supposed to be touched, the happiest man would be he that could first avenge the stigma; and he had often heard them quote a proverb, ``That the best revenge was the most speedy and most safe.'' Coupling this with the hint of Evan, he judged it most prudent to set spurs to his horse, and ride briskly back to the squadron. Hawley hired more than 4000 physicians and initiated an extensive hospital-building program.
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Mississippi Angel

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The Baron's story was short, when divested of the adages and commonplaces, Latin, English, and Scotch, with which his erudition garnished it. An adopted Kelpie, Gunner warned soldiers of the approach of Japanese aircraft during World War II. Aethelred on the other hand was plagued by raids from the sea. Example: Richard Sharpe, a British army officer during the Napoleonic Wars, stars in a series by Bernard Cornwell. Resolution says anything about returning a tiny percentage, as opposed to all of the land Israel seized in 1967), pushing the lifeless Palestinian leadership into deeper and deeper holes to suit Netanyahu’s preposterous demands. “The fact is that Palestinians are dramatically worse off than they were before the Oslo process began.
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From My Hands To Yours

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But, on the other hand, his incalculably more limited range of experience of every kind, has, after his first voyage of discovery, left a huge continent of terra incognita for our modern to make the scene of further discoveries, and, though holding the same course, to introduce us to regions of which his predecessor did not even know the existence. Bound hand and foot, Satanta, Satank, and Big Tree left Fort Sill on June 8, 1871.
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Atta & Enwulf: Turmoil in 1066

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This celebrated gibbet was, in the memory of the last generation, still standing at the western end of the town of Crieff, in Perthshire. For 40 minutes last month he held them spellbound, reading about America in 1898. Balmawhapple, in the pride of his heart, as he wheeled his little body of cavalry round the base of the castle, commanded his trumpet to sound a flourish, and his standard to be displayed. In the backwoods of North Carolina, violence has already reared its ugly head, as cabins have been burned to the ground.
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The Feathered Cloak: The Trilogy of the Tree: Part I

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The motto of my epistle may sound a little warlike; but, in using it,<*> I have only employed the Thus united, sir, their task will be a very easy one. This series is based on her life crossing the Rocky Mountains and settling in the Northwest. They acquired greater strength of stem, thickness of bark, and extension of roots, and consequently of lateral branches. Although Taliesin refers to Urien’s domain as ‘Rheged’, the location of Rheged itself has not been identified more precisely than somewhere in what is now northern England and/or southern Scotland.
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Unconditional Surrender: U. S. Grant and the Civil War

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These customers, of whom each thriving bank possesses many, are the chief holders and disposers of notes; and, linked as they are with the banks who grant the accommodation, by mutual advantage, they have both the interest and credit necessary to quash any unreasonable alarm, and secure the company against what is called a run, a circumstance to which Scottish banks have never been materially exposed, and which is not very consistent with the character of the people. Such women combatants are found in many cultures around the world, and in many historical periods, although generally in extremely small numbers compared to male combatants.
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Grace's Letter to Lincoln (Hyperion Chapters)

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The Southern Cross is a constellation that can be seen from all of Australia's states and territories. Others fret about climate change when they see -40 windchills on the weather and can’t push the door open into a snowdrift. It is true, that in one or two passages the muse has trespassed slightly upon decorum, where, in the language of Scottish song, Knowing that these, and hoping that other compositions of similar spirit and tenor might yet be recovered, we were induced to think that some of them, at least, had found a place in the collection now given to the public by Mr.
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The Flag with Fifty-Six Stars: A Gift from the Survivors of

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Rations could be very hard to come by for armies in the field — hunger was ever present. (Image source: WikiCommons) Poor diet weakened soldier’s resistance to disease. This is a true story of John Freund, Ruda Stadler, and other young Jewish people who refused to be silenced and defeated. (on Amazon.ca Hiding Edith The true story of Edith Schwalb, a young Jewish girl sent to live in a safe house after the Nazi invasion of France.
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Captured! A Boy Trapped in the Civil War

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It’s nice that people find this blog a fun read while others still clearly miss the point which is not to belittle the movie in any way. But I hope you will see him while earth yet bears him. For instance, when his daughter Penny refused to eat her dessert, Herbert rubbed it into her hair. This story is separated into two parts with several smaller chapters that create an epic feel about it. Craving pardon for my heroics (which I am unable in certain cases to resist giving way to), it is a melancholy fact, that my history must here take leave of the fair Cecilia, who, like many a daughter of Eve, after the departure of Edward, and the dissipation of certain idle visions which she had adopted, quietly contented herself with a pis-aller, and gave her hand, at the distance of six months, to the aforesaid Jonas, son of the Baronet's steward, and heir (no unfertile prospect) to a steward's fortune; besides the snug probability of succeeding to his father's office.
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