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Private Pinkerton Millionaire

Gelesen von Steve C

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The sketches and stories in this little volume must be read as fiction. But they are all, or nearly all, founded on fact, and built up from scenes and incidents I myself either witnessed or heard, first-hand, during my sojourn in France and Flanders as Special Correspondent for a London morning newspaper.
Private Pinkerton I met in the flesh several times—a gallant young English gentleman, if there ever was one, a cool and clever fighter, a dead shot, but shy as a schoolgirl when it came to the telling of his own adventures. I have rarely met a millionaire so engaging, so kindly, so well loved by 'the boys', but so courageous withal. (Extract from text Introduction) (6 hr 8 min)


Front Matter: Epigraph & Introduction


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Chpts 1 & 2: The Idyll of Skeleton Tree & The Battle of the Bagpipes


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Chpts 3 & 4: Browney Boy & 'My Soldier Lad!'


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Chpts 5 & 6: William the Conqueror & The Green Death


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Chpts 7 & 8: The Wolf in the Fold & The Prussian 'Blues'


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Chpts 9 &10: Swanker The Invincible & 'Baby Bunting'


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Chpts 11&12: Home, Sweet Home & The Killing of the Fatted Calf


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Chpts 13&14: Uncle Sam & The Merry Manglers' Club


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Chpts 15&16: Romeo and Juliet & 'Back to the Filter'


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Chpts 17&18: Exploit of Gingerbread Glue & The Mince-Pie Mule Train


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Chpts 19&20: Lamb Cutlets & Golgotha


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Chpts 21&22&23: Death and Glory & The Home-Coming & 'Cupid, All Armed'


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