At Aboukir and Acre by G.Henty

By G.Henty

Исследование англоязычного автора о военной авантюре Наполеона Бонапарта в Египте в 1799 году. Описаны все битвы и кампании Наполеона. Текст проиллюстрирован цветными вкладками. Обзорная книга для популяризации истории Великой Французской Революции, первой Империи. Особое внимание в книге уделено описанию морской битвы при Абукире, в которой Нельсон уничтожил французский флот.

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Stay with him. "I should not be comfortable in your European dwellenjoyed the ing," he said. those chairs. " " Oh, no it is easy to fling off restraint, to throw yourself on the sand, to ride and shoot and hurl the spear. Those are sports that you can enjoy as much as I do. " AT ABOUKIR AND ACRE. 36 Edgar saw that it was better not to press the matter, at any rate for the present. In time, when Sidi became more accustomed to European ways he might perhaps come to stay, but if he came now it would be a penance rather than a pleasure.

So long as the town holds out, the fleet might be attacked town? by Nelson, should he corae back this way, while as soon as 53 LEFT BEHIND. they have captured the town all the light-draught vessels would find shelter in the harbour. You may be sure that they would lose no time in mounting guns from the ships on the forts, and render themselves perfectly safe from attack. They say that Bonaparte is in command of the French. He and very active and enterprising. " reply. It seemed to him that Edgar's opinion that the city which had withstood many sieges could be captured in a few hours was too absurd to need The sheik made no argument.

After that time the young Arab rode over frequently, leaving his camp at daybreak and arriving in time to spend a long day with Edgar. Sometimes they rode together, sometimes walked along the sea-shore, and Sidi soon learned to enjoy as much as his friend a row or a sail on the water, which to him was at first altogether a The merchant possessed several boats, which he novelty. used in his business, and a pretty gig which carried a sail, in which he himself went off to visit ships which brought This was at other times at Edgar's sergoods for him.

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