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Page 207 of Militants : stories of some parsons, soldiers and other fighters in the world : illustrated / by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews.

THIE AIDE-DE-CA'MNIP " 'I'm very glad to see you. I was just wonder- ing if we'd ever meet again.' She only stared at me. Then I said: 'I'm sorry, but I'll have to ask you for those papers.' I knew by the look of them that they were some sort of despatches. "At that she laughed in a kind of a friendly, cocksure way. She wasn't afraid of anything, that girl. 'No,' she threw at me - just like that - 'No.' " The General tossed back his big head and did a poor imitation of a girl's light tone-a poor imitation, but the way he did it was winning. " 'No,' said she, shaking her head sidewise. 'You can't have those papers-not ever,' and with that she swept them together and popped them into a drawer of the table and then hopped up on the table and sat there laughing at me, with her little riding-boots swinging. 'At least, unless you knock me down, and I don't believe you'll do that,' said she. "Well, I had to have those papers. I didn't know how important they might be, but if this girl was sending information to the Southern commanders I was inclined to think it would be accurate and worth while. It wouldn't do not to capture it. At 207

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