you bring up your musket?”
Uncle took it in his right hand and pushed it towards him. “Don't you know any better than that?”
asked the lieutenant-colonel. “No,” said Uncle B.; “I wish that I hadn't come out here, I was sure that I should get into trouble if I did.”
With a smile the lieutenant-colonel passed on, and after that, extra duty men were excused from Sunday morning inspections.
Boston: Wright and Potter, 1899.
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