A COLLECTION OF STORIES
SETTING FORTH CERTAIN PASSAGES IN THE LIVES AND
ADVENTURES OF PRIVATES TERENCE MULVANEY,
STANLEY ORTHERIS, AND JOHN LEAROYD.
"We be Soldiers Three——
Pardonnez moi, je vous en prie."
SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, SEARLE, & RIVINGTON
St. Dunstan's House
Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C.
[All Rights Reserved.]
that very strong man,
Private of the Line,
this book is dedicated
in all admiration and goodfellowship.
This small book contains, for the most part, the further adventures of my esteemed friends and sometime allies, Privates Mulvaney, Ortheris, and Learoyd, who have already been introduced to the public. Those anxious to know how the three most cruelly maltreated a Member of Parliament; how Ortheris went mad for a space; how Mulvaney and some friends took the town of Lungtungpen; and how little Jhansi McKenna helped the regiment when it was smitten with cholera, must refer to a book called Plain Tales from the Hills. I would have reprinted the four stories in this place, but Dinah Shadd says that "tearin' the tripes out av a book wid a pictur' on the back, all to make Terence proud past reasonin'," is wasteful, and Mulvaney himself says that he prefers to have his fame "dishpersed most notoriously in sev'ril volumes". I can only hope that his desire will be gratified.