Private Pinkerton Millionaire

Harold Ashton (1875 - 1919)

The sketches and stories in this little volume must be read as fiction. But they are all, or nearly all, founded on fact, and built up from scenes and incidents I myself either witnessed or heard, first-hand, during my sojourn in France and Flanders as Special Correspondent for a London morning newspaper.
Private Pinkerton I met in the flesh several times—a gallant young English gentleman, if there ever was one, a cool and clever fighter, a dead shot, but shy as a schoolgirl when it came to the telling of his own adventures. I have rarely met a millionaire so engaging, so kindly, so well loved by 'the boys', but so courageous withal. (Extract from text Introduction)

Genre(s): War & Military Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Front Matter: Epigraph & Introduction Steve C
Play 01 Chpts 1 & 2: The Idyll of Skeleton Tree & The Battle of the Bagpipes Steve C
Play 02 Chpts 3 & 4: Browney Boy & 'My Soldier Lad!' Steve C
Play 03 Chpts 5 & 6: William the Conqueror & The Green Death Steve C
Play 04 Chpts 7 & 8: The Wolf in the Fold & The Prussian 'Blues' Steve C
Play 05 Chpts 9 &10: Swanker The Invincible & 'Baby Bunting' Steve C
Play 06 Chpts 11&12: Home, Sweet Home & The Killing of the Fatted Calf Steve C
Play 07 Chpts 13&14: Uncle Sam & The Merry Manglers' Club Steve C
Play 08 Chpts 15&16: Romeo and Juliet & 'Back to the Filter' Steve C
Play 09 Chpts 17&18: Exploit of Gingerbread Glue & The Mince-Pie Mule Train Steve C
Play 10 Chpts 19&20: Lamb Cutlets & Golgotha Steve C
Play 11 Chpts 21&22&23: Death and Glory & The Home-Coming & 'Cupid, All Armed' Steve C