Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

A Base Ingrate.

A sergeant of the line in'tKe"course of a graphic account.of the ; battle o^, Tel-el- ' Kebir relates the following incident: The \: first wounded man rattendedjt^ was ah r Egyptian whose moans were pitepus,. and ! -< on examination ,1 found him 'severely v v wounded in the belly; 'I poured' Borneo eau de Cologne down.his.throat and used ', } my own surgical-bandage" to' bind up his w wound so as to keep:the fliesj frota. it. Then I lit a cigarette, put it in his~mouth placed more beside him,,and gave him a drink of water. He kissed my hand and muttered something about: ,^ Allah." I - had not left him. far .when,-I,.heard the crack of a rifle, and ;a bullet whizzed by . my ear. , Looking round I 'stiff thejunoke ' of. the shot drifting, away front,whew, my • ->' -wounded man lay, .and noticedv.that he was quietly taking aim at me again.^ He \ had time.to fire a secondshot, wbichalso missed me,' before I reached him,, and I ; had no compunction in driving the, life out of him with. my: bayonet; remarking to myself as I took the weapon out of him* for the last time : " You won't come that game any more, you ungrateful brute V . Many such instainces'.bf this 'treacherous hate occurred.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AG18900514.2.20

Bibliographic details

A Base Ingrate., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2429, 14 May 1890

Word Count
206

A Base Ingrate. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2429, 14 May 1890

Working