VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.freejokes.ca Informational Site Network Informational
Privacy
  Home Stories Jokes Joke Topics Jokes Riddles Anecdotes Irish Humour Jests Canadian Humour Puns Animal Anecdotes Free Jokes Humour Scenes


Most Viewed

George Iii. On Punctuality
A Beggar's Wedding
A Gamekeeper's Daughter
A Child On Board
Navy Chaplains
The Deaf And Dumb Mother
Marie Antoinette
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
Dreaming
The Slave Trade


Least Viewed

Sheridan
Erskine
300 Scudi (l62), With The Words, "for The Advocate ..
The Wounded Sailor
Man--shut It Up--shut It Up! Go Home And Read My Book, P
The Princess Charlotte
Seeking For A Ball
Questioning
China-ware
Marshal De Nevailles




Camp Dinner

Anecdotes Home






During the war, in which the eccentric Count Schaumbourg
Lippe commanded the artillery in the army of Prince Frederick of Brunswick,
against the French, he one day invited several Hanoverian officers to dine
with him in his tent. When the company were in high spirits, and full of
gaiety, several cannon balls flew in different directions about the tent.
"The French," exclaimed the officers, "are not far off." "No, no," replied
the Count, "the enemy, I assure you, are at a great distance; keep your
seats." The firing soon afterwards recommenced; when one of the balls
carrying away the top of the tent, the officers suddenly rose from their
chairs, exclaiming, "The French are here!" "No," replied the Count, "the
French are not here; and, therefore, gentlemen, I desire you will again sit
down, and rely upon my word." The balls continued to fly about; the
officers, however, continued to eat and drink without apprehension, though
not without whispering their conjectures to each other upon the singularity
of their entertainment. The Count, at length, rose from the table, and
addressing himself to the company, said, "Gentlemen, I was willing to
convince you how well I can rely upon the officers of my artillery; for I
ordered them to fire during the time we continued at dinner, at the
pinnacle of the tent, and they have executed my orders with great
punctuality."





Next: A Ragged Regiment

Previous: Welcome Sight



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2219





Random Anecdotes

A Faithful Depositary
Louis Xii
The Sailor And The Actress
Hume
Turenne
Estimate Of Greatness
The Two Smith's
Charles Lamb
The Gendarmes And The Priest
Pope The Poet
Dunning
Rights Of Hospitality
Denon And De Foe
Gin _versus_ Medicine
A Christmas Pudding Extraordinary
Weeping At A Play
An Odd Fault
The Princess Charlotte
Erskine
Charity Sermon
The Douglas
A Relay Of Legs
Costume Of The Sisters Of Charity
An Appropriate Successor
A Child On Board