“Corporal, discipline must be enforced in the army, but don’t
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Just then ex-Lieut.-Col. Billings came by. He was dressed in citizen’s clothes, and he glared at Shorty and the General, but there was something in the latter’s face and carriage which dominated him in spite of himself, his camp associations asserted themselves, and instinctively his hand went to his hat in a salute.
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“Mister Billings,” said he, sternly, “what was the General’s orders about wearin’ anything military?”
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“You’re a liar. You’re not,” said Shorty, savagely.
“Why, what in the world have I got on that’s military?” asked Billings, looking himself over.
“You’re wearin’ a military saloot, which you have no business to. You’ve got no right to show that you ever was in the army, or so much as seen a regiment. You salooted the General 杭州丝袜上门保健 jest now. Don’t you ever let me see you do it to him agin, or to no other officer. You musn’t do nothin’ but take off your hat and bow. You hear me?”
Shorty was rubbing it in on his old tormentor in hopes to provoke him to a fight. But the cowed man was too fearful of publicity just then. He did not 杭州洗浴娱乐休闲场所 know what might be held in reserve to spring upon him. He shambled away, muttering:
“O, go on! Grind down upon me. You’ll be wantin’ to send me to a Lincoln bastile next. But a day will come when white men’ll have their rights agin.”
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Even the General noticed it, and would occasionally say in tones of gentle remonstrance:
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But Shorty would not take the hint. With his rapidly-returning strength there had come what Si termed “one of his bull-headed spells,” which inevitably led to a cataclysm, unless it could be worked off legitimately, as it usually was at the front by a toilsome march, a tour of hard fatigue duty, or a battle or skirmish. But the routine of Headquarters duties left him too much chance to get “fat and sassy.”
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