They read the tale of men blown to bits, of futile soldiers in that localised battle fightingagainst hope amidst an indescribable wreckage, of flags
hauled down by weeping men.
I thought the people ashore would know how to make the local flag
If she's not here to see, it's because I've provided for her, and sent half-a-dozen gentlemen, every one of 'em with a blue flag
(but not half as fine as yours), to take her, in state, to a grand house all hung round with gold and silver banners, and everything else you please, where she'll wait till you come, and want for nothing.
Yes," assented Emma Jane, "it is, of course; with your name on the board, and our pointing to your flag
, and our elergant dialogue, and all that.
Beyond the pit stood the little wedge of people with the white flag
at its apex, arrested by these phenomena, a little knot of small vertical black shapes upon the black ground.
At length, climbing one of the pillars by means of the iron balustrade, he took down the flag
and entered the mansion, waving it above his head.
He had once more reared the American flag
in the lost domains of Astoria; and had he been enabled to maintain the footing he had so gallantly effected, he might have regained for his country the opulent trade of the Columbia, of which our statesmen have negligently suffered us to be dispossessed.
No description can do justice to its beauty; but that beauty was lost to me then, and I saw nothing but the tri-coloured flag
of France trailing over the stern of six vessels, whose black hulls and bristling broadsides proclaimed their warlike character.
By this time the Indian was far out of reach, and had rejoined his men, and the whole dare-devil band, with the captured horses, scuttled off along the defiles, their red flag
flaunting overhead, and the rocks echoing to their whoops and yells, and demoniac laughter.
The two speechless gazers bent themselves down to the earth, as if in prayer, and remained thus a long time, absolutely motionless: the flag
continued to wave silently.
The gallant flag
was up, but it was under the spell, too, and hung limp and disheartened by the mast.
After this volley the regimental commander clutched at his leg; several soldiers fell, and a second lieutenant who was holding the flag
let it fall from his hands.
The thing I had wished for in my boat, all those months ago, was a new flag
As the conversation began to flag
, the Thief yawned terribly and at the same time howled like a wolf.
I don't know whether you cultivate the arts of peace or your flag
is flung to the battle and the breeze and your voice is for war.