Sharpe's Eagle: Richard Sharpe and the Talavera Campaign July 1809 Quotes

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"The Lieutenant might be moody, irritable, and liable to snap at the Sergeant as a means of venting frustration, but Harper, if pressed, would have described Sharpe as a friend. It was not a word a sergeant could use of an officer, but Harper could have thought of no other. Sharpe was the best soldier the Irishman had seen on a battlefield, with a countryman's eye for ground and a hunter's instinct for using it, but Sharpe looked for advice to only one man in a battle, Sergeant Harper." Chap. 4, p. 35

"But Ireland was Ireland and hunger drove men to strange places. If Harper had followed his heart he would be fighting against the English, not for them, but like so many of his countrymen he had found a refuge from poverty and persecution in the ranks of the enemy. He never forgot home." Chap. 4, p. 36

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