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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 28

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 28 CHAPTER TEN “It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.” –Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace) Parilla Line, … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 27

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 27 Poor bastard, he thought once again. For reasons he wasn’t even aware of he aimed himself at the repetitive plea, half his squad, he assumed, still following. Ahead, the artillery had … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 26

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 26 About a kilometer and a half to the other side, another company of Haarlemers likewise walked forward, likewise with the rest of their battalions following along. As a reconnaissance in force … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 25

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 25 CHAPTER NINE “The best reconnaissance will always be the attack.” –Adolph von Schell, Battle Leadership Bella Vista, Balboa There was a small headquarters set up in the shell of a burned-out … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 24

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 24 “In that briefcase,” said Vladimir, “which is my personal gift to you, is enough information to get your bosses off your back. It is neither everything you want nor everything we … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 23

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 23 *** “God-fucking-dammit!” exclaimed Felton, when her loadmaster informed her of the mishap. The anger lasted about as long as the curse did. Then she took to asked herself the serious question, … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 22

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 22 “Huh? What? Was I thinking aloud again?” “You must have been, sir. And you were right, sir, it is working. Though I confess, I have no idea about Her Imperial Majesty’s … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 21

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 21 CHAPTER EIGHT “How ridiculous and how strange to be surprised at anything which happens in life.” –Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Tauran Union Expeditionary Force Headquarters, Academia Sergento Juan Malvegui (Under New Management), … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 20

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 20 “There’s one other thing,” Asilos said, hesitantly. Her fingers began hunting for a written message, even as she relayed the gist of the thing. “The chief medico over at Tecumseh has … Continue reading

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A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 19

A Pillar Of Fire By Night – Snippet 19 “No time,” Mrs. Miranda replied. “‘They’ll be along,’ said the man who took our oaths of enlistment.” “No basic training . . . never mind, silly question.” The old woman smiled. … Continue reading

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