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10 shot, and trained the gun to volley its contents into the thick of the birds, and then he asked of those who sat at mess, " How many do you think I shot ?
" and a subaltern of more wit than veneration answered him " a million." Whereupon that colonel changed his tactics to meet the situation, and said, ** No, by G — , sir, not one !
And according to popular belief, a colonel told that story about the quail which nearly resulted in his prompt discomfiture.
For the colonel had described a flight of quail that clouded the sky, and then, having settled, covered the parade-ground in close-packed swarm ; and he told how he got out an 18-pounder cannon and loaded it almost to the muzzle with powder and No.
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cause, as we argued, peoj Je to whom we narrated the history of the great Torrens' hunt might bt's incredulous if we said the lxe instead of 099, gravely observed, — " Si:-, do you think I would [)erjure my iramortid soul for a single snipe ?
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