By Tom Neale
Thomas Francis "Tom" Neale (November 6, 1902 - November 27, 1977) was once a brand new Zealander bushcraft and survival fanatic who spent a lot of his lifestyles within the prepare dinner Islands and sixteen years in 3 periods dwelling by myself at the island of Anchorage within the Suwarrow atoll, which was once the root of this autobiography.
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They're also won by generals. ” Dodd responded scathingly. The British General was younger than Dodd, but that was not the cause of the derisory nickname. Rather it was envy, for Wellesley had connections and wealth, while Dodd had neither. “He's young,” Dodd said, 'only thirty four “Youth is no barrier to good soldiering,” Pohlmann said chidingly, though he well understood Dodd's resentment. For years Dodd had watched younger men rise up through the ranks of the King's army while he had been stuck in the Company's hidebound ranks.
He's been promoted too fast and too young, sir. " “Ah, yes. ” Pohlmann had heard of that skirmish, how Arthur Wellesley had attacked a wood outside Seringapatam and there been roundly thrashed by the Tippoo's troops. " “Overestimate him as much as you like, sir,” Dodd said stoutly, 'but the fact remains that Boy Wellesley has never fought a proper battle, not with more than a thousand men under his command, and he's never faced a real army, not a trained field army with gunners and disciplined infantry, and my guess is that he won't stand.
A woman ran past him, screaming as she fled from the red-coated killers, but a sepoy caught and tripped her and another pulled the said off her shoulder. Dodd was about to order them away from the woman, then he reckoned that the enemy was well beaten and so his men could take their pleasure in safety. ” he shouted. ” “One squad to make sure everyone's dead. Another to open the armoury. And there are a couple of horses in the stable. Pick one for yourself, and we'll take the other back to Pohlmann.
An Island to Oneself by Tom Neale