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WITH THE BRITISH LEGION: A STORY OF THE CARLIST WARS
By G. A. Henty
Preface

The story of the doings of the British Legion under Sir de Lacy Evans in Spain is but little known. It was a failure, and that from no want of heroic courage on the part of the soldiers, but from the most scandalous neglect and ill-treatment by the Government of Queen Christina. So gross was this neglect that within six months of their arrival in the Peninsula nearly five thousand, that is to say half the Legion, had either died from want, privation, or fever in the hospitals of Vittoria, or were invalided home. The remainder, although ill-fed, ill-clothed, and with their pay nine months in arrear, showed themselves worthy of the best traditions of the British army, and it was only at the end of their two years' engagement that, finding all attempts to obtain fair treatment from the Government unavailing, they took their discharge and returned home.

The history of their doings is largely founded on a pamphlet by Alex. Somerville, a man of genius who enlisted in the Legion; and the events subsequent to its disbandment are taken from the work of Major Duncan, one of the Commissioners appointed by the British Government to endeavour to see that the conditions of a convention entered into by our Government and the leaders of the contending parties in Spain were duly observed — a convention, however, that had very small influence in checking the atrocities committed by both combatants.
Contents

I. ENLISTED
II. IN SPAIN
III. AN ADVENTURE
IV. THE FIRST FIGHT
V. A FURIOUS STRUGGLE
VI. A CAPTIVE
VII. A GREAT CHANGE
VIII. A DESPERATE ADVENTURE
IX. THE ESCAPE
X. A GOOD SERVICE
XI. A THWARTED PLOT
XII. A FIASCO
XIII. A DESPERATE ATTEMPT
XIV. A RESCUE
XV. A CHALLENGE
XVI. ENGAGED
XVII. KIDNAPPED
XVIII. ESCAPED
XIX. MILITARY MOVEMENTS
XX. THE END OF A FEUD
XXI. HOME
Chapter 1 Excerpt

”WELL, sir, I shall be glad to know what you intend to do next?”

There was no answer to the question, which, after a pause, was repeated in the same cold tone. “Don't know, uncle,” came at last from the lips of the boy standing before him.

“Nor do I, Arthur. This is the fourth school from which I have been requested to remove you. When I sent you to Shrewsbury I told you that it was your last chance, and now here you are back again. Your case seems hopeless. By the terms of your father's will, which seems to have been written with a prevision of what you were going to turn out, you are not to come into your property until you arrive at the age of twenty-five. . .”

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