Notes Of A War Correspondent By Richard Harding Davis

 -   The Cuban's arms were bound, as are those of the statue,
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The Cuban's Arms Were Bound, As Are Those Of The Statue, And He Stood Firmly, With His Weight Resting On His Heels Like A Soldier On Parade, And With His Face Held Up Fearlessly, As Is That Of The Statue.

But there was this difference, that Rodriguez, while probably as willing to give six lives for his country as

Was the American rebel, being only a peasant, did not think to say so, and he will not, in consequence, live in bronze during the lives of many men, but will be remembered only as one of thirty Cubans, one of whom was shot at Santa Clara on each succeeding day at sunrise.

The officer had given the order, the men had raised their pieces, and the condemned man had heard the clicks of the triggers as they were pulled back, and he had not moved. And then happened one of the most cruelly refined, though unintentional, acts of torture that one can very well imagine. As the officer slowly raised his sword, preparatory to giving the signal, one of the mounted officers rode up to him and pointed out silently that, as I had already observed with some satisfaction, the firing squad were so placed that when they fired they would shoot several of the soldiers stationed on the extreme end of the square.

Their captain motioned his men to lower their pieces, and then walked across the grass and laid his hand on the shoulder of the waiting prisoner.

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