Section 1: pages 9-19
• Introduction: The author explains why he rewrote "Sharpe's Skirmish", saying his original had been written in haste and the quality lacking.
• It is 1812 and Sharpe has been sent to guard the road and bridge at San Miguel to keep open the British supply lines and guard Major Tubbs and his men.
• Sharpe meets Major Tubbs, a supply officer who is inspecting about 5,000 French muskets for their quality that were left behind at the fort.
• In addition to the muskets, numerous bottles of wine were also abandoned by the French, and Sharpe orders Harper to break the bottles.
• Harper partially follows orders and breaks some of the bottles, but saves a number of them.
• Sharpe pretends to see strange uniforms and orders Lieutenant Price to drill his men.
• Sharpe later admits he saw no uniforms but wanted the men to stay alert.
• A group of Spanish...
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