61 The Image of War ; or, Service on the Chin Hills.
into camp after a long weary march. A Tommy marched in looking very worn and fagged out. The thirsty officer thereupon poured out a stiff peg of rum from the mess bottle and said he would give it to the tired soldier. He went to the man and offered him the rum ; but he said, " Much obliged, sir, but I am a teetotaller." " Oh ! I am very sorry; I did not know that," said the thirsty one, and he promptly drank off the peg himself ; and that is how he got an extra drink all for nothing. But it brought him in for a good deal of chaff and banter.
chins bringing on the mails.
Work Successfully Done.
In spite of difficulties, many and varied, which need not be set down here, the Expeditions were, one and all, most successfully accomplished, and that without resort to bloodshed. And does not Milton tell us, " Peace hath her victories no less renown'd than war?"
Though we fought no battles, yet the toiling and moiling over that interminable jumble of hills, which tried the endurance of the troops to the utmost,Though we fought no battles, yet the toiling and moiling over that interminable jumble of hills, which tried the endurance of the troops to the utmost,