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
if I was to lose the support and recognition of Chivery and his brother officers
, I might starve to death here.
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
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
We communicated with him, of course, but he did not even know that his brother officer
was in England.
Returning to my old profession--to the army--is out of the question, in these leveling days, when any obscure person who can pass an examination may call himself my brother officer
, and may one day, perhaps, command me as my superior in rank.