Burlesques

Burlesques
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Language English
ISBN10: 1419111248
Genre: Classics
Goodreads Rating: 3.00
ISBN13: 9781419111242
Published: June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing

The gabion was ours. After two hours' fighting we were in possession of the first embrasure, and made ourselves as comfortable as circumstances would admit. Jack Delamere, Tom Delancy, Jerry Blake, the Doctor, and myself, sat down under a pontoon, and our servants laid out a hasty supper on a tumbrel. Though Cambaceres had escaped me so provokingly after I cut him down, his spoils were mine; a cold fowl and a Bologna sausage were found in the Marshal's holsters; and in the haversack of a French private who lay a corpse on the glacis, we found a loaf of bread, his three days' ration.