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Date Posted: Fri, February 02 2024, 21:54:31
Author: JudithONH
Subject: QOTD for Saturday 3 February 2024

The following quote is from An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 86, “Valley Forge,” Copyright 2009 by Diana Gabaldon, all rights reserved.

“’Suitable’ turned out to be one Colenso Baragwanath, a stunted youth from Cornwall who had come with Howe’s troops as a stable-boy. He did know horses, William would give him that.
There were four horses and a pack mule, this last laden with sides of pork, four or five fat turkeys, a bag of rough-skinned potatoes, another of turnips, and a large keg of cider.
‘If conditions there are half as bad as I think they are,’ his father had told him, while overseeing the loading of the mule, ‘the commander would lend you the services of half a battalion in exchange for this, let alone a surgeon.’
‘Thank you, Papa,’ he said again, and swung into his saddle, his new captain’s gorget about his neck and a white flag of truce folded neatly into his saddlebag.”

Once again, William is on a mission to the rebel troops. Here's hoping he can secure the aid of Denny in this need.

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[> I like Colenso. I hope he survives the war and we see him again; maybe as a groom at Mt Josiah. -- kgp, Wed, February 07 2024, 6:59:52

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