That is how it happened that one of Buell's men, Private Bennett Story Greene, committed the indiscretion of striking his officer.
"Ben Greene, I guess you are right about that," said the lieutenant.
The next morning, when in the presence of the whole brigade Private Greene was shot to death by a squad of his comrades, Lieutenant Dudley turned his back upon the sorry performance and muttered a prayer for mercy, in which himself was included.
All faces turned in the direction of the familiar voice; the two men between whom in the order of stature Greene had commonly stood in line turned and squarely confronted each other.
"'Where's the orf'cer in charge av the detachment?' sez I to Scrub Greene - the manest little worm that ever walked.
"Wid that I stretched Scrub Greene an' wint to the orf'cer's tent.
He strook him!' screeches out Scrub Greene, who was always a lawyer; an' some of the men tuk up the shoutin'.
"And yet all are not so," said Julia, "I hardly know what you mean by a hero; if you mean such men as Washington, Greene
, or Warren, all are surely not so.
General Nathaniel Greene
, the best soldier, except Washington, in the Revolutionary army, was a Quaker and a blacksmith.
Whenever the town rejoiced for a battle won by Washington, or Gates, or Morgan or Greene
, the news, in passing through the door of the Province House, as through the ivory gate of dreams, became metamorphosed into a strange tale of the prowess of Howe, Clinton, or Cornwallis.
. He was enabled to discover himself again to Mr.
In Lodge's strange romance A Margarite of America, it was stated that in the chamber of the queen one could behold "all the chaste ladies of the world, inchased out of silver, looking through fair mirrours of chrysolites, carbuncles, sapphires, and greene
emeraults." Marco Polo had seen the inhabitants of Zipangu place rose-coloured pearls in the mouths of the dead.