Our hero Alexander leads the 1759 assault on Quebec in THE FAIR SEAFARER (selection #2):
Ready… Part question, part command. Gauge my line of men.
Faces not fearsome, nor frightened, but fixed, in decision.
Frowning; furrowed brows. Guns slung across their shoulders, packs at their sides, hats pointed up, as they are to climb.
Wet wool coats caked in dirt and mud.
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