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the rear-guard to bring on the loads of men, who, from sickness or other causes, were unable to do so themselves. However, we had nothing to complain of on this head as, after the first few marches, our kits were usually first into camp.
They had a certain amount of esprit de corps, too, in a small wray, and when a comrade w^ent sick on the march and could not get along, though they did not appeal to his patriotic feelings to induce him to make one final effort to reach campalike the soldier who, to encourage his sick and weary comrade who had lain down on the road-side and refused to march any farther, entreated him to " make a heffort, Bill ! Old England knows what you're a-doin of!"ayet they did their best to help the man along, often carrying him and his load too, in addition to their own, when no spare coolies wrere available, so that there might be no complaints against their corps.
Our Servants make us Smear T
COOLIES CARRYING BAGGAGE OF COLUMN ACROSS A RIVER.
Our servants, as a rule Although they had no carry up the hills, yet to arrive in camp the they came, there cup of hot tea or sion erected. It violent language, but
A ehat about our
No tents were the columns, except
ON THE MARCH : COOLIES RESTING.
were they necessary, ence the men soon
snug shelters of leaves covered with their waterproof sheets. Immediately on
gave us the most trouble, thing but themselves to they usually managed last of all ! And till was no getting a having your man-often made us use who could blame us ?
tents and things.
taken with any of for the hospital ; nor After a little experi-learned to run up verytaken with any of for the hospital ; nor After a little experi-learned to run up very