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  • Robert_Archerca@yahoo.ca
    Here is another interesting tale about Balaclava from the book SCOTLAND FOR EVER A SCOTTISH AMAZON AT BALACLAVA The Turks in their flight met a new and
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      Here is another interesting tale about Balaclava from the book
      "SCOTLAND FOR EVER"

      "A SCOTTISH AMAZON AT BALACLAVA

      The Turks in their flight met a new and terrible foe. There came out
      from the camp of the Highland regiment a stalwart and angry Scotch
      wife, with an uplifted stick in her hand; and then, if ever in
      history, the fortunes of Islam waned low beneath the manifest
      ascendant of the cross; for the blows dealt by this Christian woman
      fell thick on the backs of the faithful. She believed, it seems,
      that, besides being guilty of running away, the Turks meant to
      pillage her camp; and the blows she delivered were not mere
      expressions of scorn, but actual and fierce punishment. In one
      instance, she laid hold of a strong-looking,burly Turk, and held him
      fast until she had beaten him for some time, and seemingly with great
      fury; she also applied much invective. Notwithstanding all graver
      claims upon their attention, the men of the 93rd were able to witness
      this incident. It mightily pleased and amused them. It amuses men
      still to remember that the Osmanlis, flying from danger and yearning
      after a blissful repose, should have chosen a line of retreat where
      this pitiless dame mounted guard."
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