We've broken out of our pickets, again and again, four hundred and fifty of us, just because a new recruit
got to telling tales of whip snakes at home in Australia till we were scared to death of the loose ends of our head-ropes.
He told me that he should henceforth recruit
his Musketeers from among the Guards of Monsieur the Cardinal.
Calais was the place of general rendezvous, and at Calais he had named to each of his recruits
the hostelry of "Le Grand Monarque," where living was not extravagant, where sailors messed, and where men of the sword, with sheath of leather, be it understood, found lodging, table, food, and all the comforts of life, for thirty sous per diem.
The money advanced had already been sacked and spent, and must be lost and the recruits
left behind, unless they could be freed from their debts and engagements.
Do you know how many recruits
we obtained in less than a month?
They had to be, or else they would not make a practice of venturing along the Malaita coast and into all harbors, two on a schooner, when each schooner carried from fifteen to twenty blacks as boat's crew, and often as high as sixty or seventy black recruits
up distinguished recruits
among the pre-Creational inhabitants of
He was as dusty and dirty as recruits
usually are, and his shoes betokened that he had travelled on foot some distance, but he was in a very jocose state, and shook hands with this soldier, and clapped that one on the back, and talked and laughed continually, like a roaring idle dog as he was.
They went about recruiting; and where could they enlist recruits
more hopefully, than among the fine gentlemen who, having found out everything to be worth nothing, were equally ready for anything?
And Robin was right well pleased with the day's adventure, even though he had got a drubbing; for sore ribs and heads will heal, and 'tis not every day that one can find a recruit
as stout of bone and true of soul as Little John.
Come, D'Artagnan, don't let us play a sidelong game; your hesitation, your evasion, tells me at once on whose side you are; for that party no one dares openly to recruit
, and when people recruit
for it, it is with averted eyes and humble voice.
Making his way to Nashville, already occupied by the Army of General Buell, he enlisted in the first organization that he found, a Kentucky regiment of cavalry, and in due time passed through all the stages of military evolution from raw recruit
to experienced trooper.