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The Wages of Virtue

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THE WAGES OF VIRTUE

BY PERCIVAL CHRISTOPHER WREN

LONDON JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET

FIRST EDITION . . . November, 1916 Reprinted . . . . . December, 1916 Reprinted . . . . . May, 1917 Reprinted . . . . . September, 1917 Reprinted (2/-) . . January, 1920 Reprinted (3/6) . . April, 1925 Reprinted . . . . . September, 1925 Reprinted (2/-) . . November, 1925 Reprinted (3/6) . . December, 1925 Reprinted . . . . . March, 1926 Reprinted (2/-) . . August, 1926 Reprinted (3/6) . . October, 1926 Reprinted (2/-) . . January, 1927 Reprinted (3/6) . . March, 1927 Reprinted (2/-) . . March, 1927 Reprinted (2/-) . . June, 1927 Reprinted (3/6) . . June, 1927 Reprinted (2/-) . . February, 1928 Reprinted (3/6) . . May, 1928

_BY THE SAME AUTHOR_

BEAU GESTE BEAU SABREUR THE WAGES OF VIRTUE STEPSONS OF FRANCE THE SNAKE AND THE SWORD FATHER GREGORY DEW AND MILDEW DRIFTWOOD SPARS THE YOUNG STAGERS

_All rights reserved_

TO THE CHARMINGEST WOMAN

CONTENTS

Prologue

I. Soap and Sir Montague Merline II. A Barrack-Room of the Legion III. Carmelita et Cie IV. The Canteen of the Legion V. The Trivial Round VI. Le Cafard and Other Things VII. The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing VIII. The Temptation of Sir Montague Merline IX. The Cafe and the Canteen X. The Wages of Sin XI. Greater Love...

Epilogue

"Vivandiere du regiment, C'est Catin qu'on me nomme; Je vends, je donne, je bois gaiment, Mon vin et mon rogomme; J'ai le pied leste et l'oeil mutin, Tintin, tintin, tintin, r'lin tintin, Soldats, voila Catin!

"Je fus chere a tous nos heros; Helas! combien j'en pleure, Ainsi soldats et generaux Me comblaient a tout heure D'amour, de gloire et de butin, Tintin, tintin, tintin, r'lin tintin D'amour, de gloire et de butin, Soldats, voila Catin!"

BERANGER.

PROLOGUE

Lord Huntingten emerged from his little green tent, and strolled over to where Captain Strong, of the Queen's African Rifles, sat in the "drawing-room." The drawing-room was the space under a cedar fir and was furnished with four Roorkee chairs of green canvas and white wood, and a waterproof ground-sheet.


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