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The first scene shows the arrival of the female recruits. It is rather an unwieldy crowd, to be sure, but with that "neatness and dispatch" for which the military branch of the national ... See full summary
The first scene shows the arrival of the female recruits. It is rather an unwieldy crowd, to be sure, but with that "neatness and dispatch" for which the military branch of the national defence is noted, they are furnished with the proper accoutrements, and before some of the fair defenders find themselves ready for it are actually in the service. They are put through a severe course of instruction and training, against which some of them religiously rebel, and then they are taught the art of riding as real soldiers ride. For this purpose diminutive donkeys are used, and it is a serious question which will be pronounced the ''cutest," the donkeys or the fair equestriennes. Perhaps the failure of some of the recruits to successfully compass the donkey ride is due to the flirtatious efforts of the officers. At all events there is considerable "playing of eyes and covert smiles," which, we are all bound to admit, is not likely to furnish any duty. Dressed in their spick-and-span soldier ...

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