Tuesday, June 07, 2016

First Paragraph

It was Cap Huff who said that no business or profession, not even the managing of a distillery, can provide the profusion of delight to be encountered in a good war. I have not found it so; and for my part I want no more of such delights as the powder-blackened faces of the men who died beside us aboard the row-galleys on Lake Champlain, the painted masks of the greasy Indians that laid us by the heels, and the dreadful labors we endured before we stopped the British. Unfortunately I have others to consider; and it is for their sakes that I recall the burdens of those nightmare days. 

- From Rabble In Arms by Kenneth Roberts

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