With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train by Ernest N. Bennett


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The Project Gutenberg EBook of With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train
by Ernest N. Bennett

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Title: With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train

Author: Ernest N. Bennett

Release Date: April 1, 2005 [EBook #15520]

Language: English

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will be given to Lady Lansdowne's Fund for the Widows and Families of
Officers.




WITH METHUEN'S COLUMN ON AN AMBULANCE TRAIN

by

ERNEST N. BENNETT
FELLOW OF HERTFORD COLLEGE, OXFORD


LONDON
SWAN SONNENSCHEIN & CO., LIM.
PATERNOSTER SQUARE
1900




PREFACE.


When I returned from South Africa I had no intention of adding to the
war literature which was certain to be evoked by the present campaign.
But I now publish this simple narrative because it was suggested to me
by a friend that the sale of such a book might perhaps serve to augment
in some measure the Fund established by the patriotism and energy of
Lady Lansdowne and her Committee. Lady Lansdowne has cordially approved
of the suggestion; so I trust that the profits derived from this little
volume may be enough to justify its existence.

ERNEST N. BENNETT.




WITH METHUEN'S COLUMN ON AN AMBULANCE TRAIN.


The first view of Capetown from the sea is not easily forgotten. We
sailed into the bay just as the sun was rising in splendour behind the
cliffs of Table Mountain. The houses of the town which fill the space
between the hills and the sea were still more or less in shadow, picked
out here and there by twinkling lights. On the summit rested a fleecy
cloud which concealed the pointed crags and hung from the edges of the
precipice like a border of fine drapery. On the right, groups of
buildings stretched onwards to Sea Point, where the surf was breaking on
the rocks within a few feet of the road; on the left were the more
picturesque suburbs of Rosebank, Newlands and Claremont nestling amid
their woods and orchards; and still further on lay Wynberg, with its
vast hospital, already become a household word in English homes. The
dreary flats of Simon's Bay, where British war-ships lay at anchor, shut
in the view.

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