old soldier

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And the old lady gave the old soldier alms, and went into the church with Karen.
Karen raised her foot to get in after her, when the old soldier said,
Then it was suddenly light up among the trees, and she fancied it must be the moon, for there was a face; but it was the old soldier with the red beard; he sat there, nodded his head, and said, "Look, what beautiful dancing shoes
Here the old soldier bobbled up and asked if Kim would accept his hospitality for the night.
The old soldier ambled up the village street, all shadowy in the dawn, on a punt, scissor-hocked pony.
The old soldier growled in his beard, so that the lama for the first time was aware of him.
I observed the Old Soldier - not to adopt the name disrespectfully - to pretty good advantage, on a night which is made memorable to me by something else I shall relate.
Many, many, many, happy returns,' said the Old Soldier.
Later, Sir Oliver," answered the old soldier, wiping his grimed face.
demanded the old soldier, erecting himself in the dignity of offended feeling.
If it would be any satisfaction to any one that I should be confirmed in my judgment that I would rather have nothing to do with this by a friend of mine who has a better head for business than I have, and who is an old soldier, I am willing to consult with him.
Smallweed, hearing that this authority is an old soldier, so strongly inculcates the expediency of the trooper's taking counsel with him, and particularly informing him of its being a question of five guineas or more, that Mr.