A Gallant Grenadier

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A Gallant Grenadier

"You positively annoy me, Joseph, and make me feel more angry than I

care to admit.  The matter is a serious one, and I am deeply distressed.

After thirteen years of the most careful bringing-up there is complete

and absolute failure.  It is a miserable reward.  And then, to make

matters worse, you laugh at me, and egg the lad on to even greater


"Fiddlesticks, sir!  Humbug!  A miserable reward indeed!" was the

spirited answer.  

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