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You informed me, sir, to offer your compliments to the captain of the vessel, and request him to step on your state-room,” responded the soldier. “My God! he understood the 1st time,” exclaimed the Colonel. “Been within the previous military, I see. fairly correct, sir; cross on. ” In a couple of minutes the marine functionary was once closeted with the army potentiality. “Sit down, Captain,” stated the Colonel. “Take a pitcher of wine. ” “No, thanks, Colonel,” stated the Captain, a small, brown, quiet-mannered, taciturn guy of forty-five, his iron-grey locks conscientiously oiled and brushed, and his dark-blue morning-suit as neat as attainable. “I make it a rule at sea,” he further, “never to take any factor yet a bottle of porter at dinner. ” “Very solid: by no means get inebriated on duty—good rule,” laughed the Colonel. “Well, listed here are our orders. glance them over, Captain, if you happen to please. ” The Captain learn, lifted his eyebrows with an air of comprehension, positioned the paper again within the envelope, lower back it to the Colonel, and remarked, “Ship Island. ” “It will be most sensible to claim not anything approximately it at present,” saw Carter. “Some twist of fate may well but ship us again to long island, after which the item will be recognized previous to the warfare division desires. ” “Very reliable. i'll lay the correct path, and say not anything. ” And so, with a bit extra discuss cleansing quarters and cooking rations, the interview terminated. It was once now not until eventually the shipping was once off the seashore of send Island that the 10th Barataria turned conscious of its vacation spot. intervening time, profiting from a run of gentle climate, Carter disciplined his eco-friendly regiment right into a kingdom of cleanliness, order and subserviency, which made it a ask yourself to itself. He had day-by-day inspections in regards to private cleanliness, dealing with the firms himself, praising the neat and remorselessly punishing the soiled. “What do you suggest by means of such hair as that, sir? ” he might say, poking up a collection of lengthy locks with the hilt of his sabre. “Have it off ahead of evening, sir. Have it minimize brief and well combed through day after today morning. ” For offences which to the freeborn American citizen appeared peccadilloes or maybe virtues, (such as asserting to a second-lieutenant, “I am nearly as good as you are,”) males have been seized up by means of the wrists to the rigging with their feet scarcely touching the deck. the warriors needed to obey orders and not using a observe, to the touch their caps to officials, to forestall chaffing the sentinels, to maintain off the quarter-deck, and out of the cabin. “By (this and that) I’ll train them to be soldiers,” swore the Colonel. “They had their skylarking in Barataria. they're on responsibility now. ” the boys weren't happy; freeborn american citizens couldn't at the beginning be gratified with such despotism, notwithstanding salutary; yet they have been clever sufficient to determine that there has been a troublesome, sensible experience on the backside of it; they not just feared and obeyed, yet they revered. each American who's precise to his nationwide schooling regards with attention a guy who understands his personal company. at any time when the Colonel walked at the major deck, or within the carry the place the boys have been quartered, there has been a silence, a quiet status out of how, a emerging to the toes, and a touching of fore-pieces.