By Bernard Cornwell
An commemorated veteran of the Napolenic Wars, Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe is drawn right into a lethal conflict, either on land and at the excessive seas.
The yr is 1820, and army hero Richard Sharpe has quietly handed the years because the conflict of Waterloo as a farmer. unexpectedly, his peaceable retirement is disturbed whilst he and the intrepid Patrick Harper are known as to the Spanish colony of Chile to discover Don Blas Vivar, an previous pal who has vanished and not using a trace—and who simply occurred to be the captain-general of Chile. Sharpe and Harper embark on a deadly trip that contains them first to an unforeseen interview with Napoleon, then directly to Chile, a land seething with corruption and rebellion. On land and at sea, Sharpe faces very unlikely odds, not just opposed to discovering Vivar, yet opposed to surviving in a time whilst tyranny principles, injustice abounds—Napoleon lurks at the horizon, itching to re-ignite the area in a blaze of struggle.
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It is sad that people cannot earn a living. It's so different from America. Of course, not everyone is rich. But it is easier to earn a living. " "Ja, our brother lives there," Carl explained confidently. "I owned many acres in Texas at one time. I had large cotton farms. My uncle and I were in business together. " Carl listened carefully to the man's words. He knew that this new land was full of opportunity. Page 31 They ate lunch later in the day in a large dining room. Carl stared at the table full of good food.
Christina exclaimed. " After eating the rich, cheesy custard, Carl and Christina Page 35 complemented Mrs. Fosberg's cooking. Pleased, she showed them the room they'd share that night. ''I'll drive you to the train in the morning," Pastor Fosberg said. "The train leaves early. " The next morning Carl and Christina told the Fosbergs goodbye. Carl was grateful for the pleasant visit. Mr. Anderson was right; the Swedish people help each other in the new land. He waved as the train left for Central Texas.
Summary: In 1880 fifteen-year-old Carl Olsson leaves Sweden to work on his brother's farm in Texas. Title. M9275Go 1994 [Fic]-dc20 93-38928 CIP AC Page iii For these Swedish Americans dear to my heart: Leslie, David, Mark, Paul, Christopher, and Matthew Page iv This book is fiction but was inspired by the life of Claus Munson, who came to Texas as a fifteen-year-old in 1880 and might have had the same experiences as Carl. Page v Contents 1. Southern Sweden, 1880 1 2. Walpurgis Night, a Swedish Celebration 9 3.
Sharpe's Devil (Sharpe, Book 21) by Bernard Cornwell