Excerpt from Ned Fortescue: Or Roughing It Through Life; A Story Founded on Fact IN the following pages I have endeavored to portray a phase of life upon which many romances have been founded, and it has been my object to give the reader, who may be unacquainted with the We Bohemienne of the army, a true idea of the feelings and circumstances as felt and seen by a soldier in the ranks, who gradually wins his way from the first step of the ladder to that position from whence most other story-tellers start when they adopt a military hero. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.