This was the man whom his brother officers
had nicknamed the Bear of the Expedition.
Fancy one of them, a red-nosed captain in his scarlet uniform, playing with the hilt of his sword, and making a circle of his brother officers
merry with ridiculous jokes at the expense of the poor Yankees.
"Pardon me, Most Royal Ozma," replied one of her generals; "but I find that I and my brother officers
all suffer from heart disease, and the slightest excitement might kill us.
Philander and Clayton, with Lieutenant Charpentier and two of his brother officers
, while Esmeralda hovered in the background, ever and anon venturing opinions and comments with the freedom of an old and much-indulged family servant.
The landlord, who had perforce to support his brother officers
, ran at once to aid them.
He listened with the utmost attention to the conversation of his brother officers
(as he called them in after days sometimes), and learned as many military names as he could.
Barclay has always, I understand, been as popular with the ladies of the regiment as her husband was with his brother officers
. I may add that she was a woman of great beauty, and that even now, when she has been married for upwards of thirty years, she is still of a striking and queenly appearance.
if I was to lose the support and recognition of Chivery and his brother officers
, I might starve to death here.' While he spoke, he was opening and shutting his hands like valves; so conscious all the time of that touch of shame, that he shrunk before his own knowledge of his meaning.
"I shall go over to Benassis to-morrow, of course," said Genestas to himself, "and I will see what he says before I make up my mind what to do with that fellow," and with that he went to a farewell dinner given to him by his brother officers
. He would be leaving Grenoble now in a very few days.
"I wish you would talk more to the Captain at dinner, Tertius," said Rosamond, one evening when the important guest was gone to Loamford to see some brother officers
I can't affirm that he was on the watch for his brother officer
's speedy appearance in the character of an Ass--I can only say that I strongly suspected it.
We communicated with him, of course, but he did not even know that his brother officer
was in England."