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“I didn’t,” he protested. “My mother was from Ireland,” answers Mike; “my father was a Spanish Jew from Salamanca. I think that’s what they call it, although I was not old enough when he died to remember much about him.” "Why did you not tell me?" “Only one little minute,” she pleaded, “but if you don’t want me to be beautiful——” This gives a record of about a hundred casualties and prisoners due directly to the arme blanche. There may, no doubt, have been a few others in unrecorded episodes. To be well on the safe side, let us put the total at 200. All the other damage inflicted by the Cavalry, whether in offence or defence, was inflicted through the agency of the carbine or rifle. The opportunities lost through 262over-training in the steel and inexperience in the firearm are beyond computation. "I suppose he gave it to old Sawyer."

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