“Carl, the Trailer.”
“You seem to have got on pretty good terms with him during the last week,” said the colonel, straightening up again. “Well, come around in about half an hour and I will talk to you. I want to add something to these dispatches 长沙桑拿论坛 about the war-party of Sioux you met while coming home. Bring Preston with you. You may dismiss your men, and detail two of them to cut up game enough for supper. Perhaps you had better get something to eat before you go.”
Lieutenant Parker arose to his feet, made his best salute, and went out. He seemed to be treading on air. The colonel thought enough of him to send him where he had always sent a brave and experienced man, and here he was scarcely six months out of West Point. The captain was standing just outside the door, with his hands on his hips, watching his men, who were going toward the stables, Page 72 and hearing the lieutenant’s footsteps behind him turned and looked over his shoulder.
“I tell you it pays to keep your weather-eye open, sir,” said Parker, as he came up and saluted.
“Have you got it?” demanded the 长沙桑拿攻略2018 captain, who seemed as delighted as the lieutenant himself.
“I don’t know, sir, but I have orders to come around in half an hour and bring Carl, the Trailer, with me.”
“Then you are going—you can bet on that. Did you hear who else he is going to send with you? I wonder if he will select me?”
“That is all I want, sir.”
“All! Carl, the Trailer!”
“Good heavens, young man, you’re crazy! You will never get through their lines in the world.”
“Don’t you think it would be easier for two men to hide than it would be for fifty, sir?”
“Are you going to hide from them? Did you tell that to the colonel?”
“I did, sir.”
“Then you won’t go; you can bet your bottom dollar on that. You don’t want to hide from them,” continued the captain, seeing that the lieutenant looked disappointed over what had been said. “You want 长沙桑拿推荐 to go by them openly and above-board, so as to let them know that we are not afraid of them. If they see that we know they are going on with the dance, I think they will stop it. Be careful in the future, when the colonel is talking of sending you on an expedition, that you don’t say anything about hiding. That’s a word that won’t go down.”
“But look here, captain,” said Parker, a bright idea striking 长沙桑拿全套场子 him, “the colonel suggested that I get something to eat before I go.”
“W-h-e-w!” whistled the captain. “This beats me. Here you are ordered to take dispatches through a band of savages who have never yet done the first thing to indicate that they were on the warpath excepting to point their guns
at those two men that Galbraith sent out to stop them in their Ghost Dance, Page 74 and the colonel does not object to your hiding from them! I can’t understand it.”
“Perhaps he does not want it to get out among them that he has been sending dispatches to General Miles,” suggested Parker.
“Oh, he needn’t think to stop it that way. Mark my words,” said the captain, approaching close to Parker and laying his forefinger upon his shoulder, “the Sioux will know of that dispatch as soon as Miles will. You needn’t think to keep it from 长沙桑拿会 them.”
So saying the captain walked away, leaving Parker lost in wonder. He glanced about the parade ground, but he couldn’t see anything of a Sioux brave there; and then, seeing his men drawn up in line and waiting for him to dismiss them, he beckoned Leeds to approach him.
“Break ranks,” said he,
“and set two of the men at work cutting up some of that game for supper. Remember that the captain wants some of that elk.”
Having thus disposed of his men, Lieutenant Parker walked slowly toward the place where Carl, the Trailer, was standing, waiting to see what was going to happen.