Friday, March 27, 2009
Like Lazarus Back From the Dead
Citizens were today amazed by the sight of the gallant and presumed dead Colonel Jaehde (wearing a muddy and much holed coat ) riding in to Drossen today with a small escort of Hussars. The young officer in charge of the escort told of finding the Colonel lying unconscious on the battlefield partially covered by the bodies of two more unfortunate Grolteiner musketeers after the battle was so gloriously won by Grolstein. The hussars had been tasked with combing the field for the wounded the evening after the battle. After driving off a party of scavenging Konigreich Jagers the hussars spotted the colonel and, thinking him dead, decided to bring his body in. As they hefted him on to the back of one of the stray horses still grazing the field, the presumably dead man groaned! The hussars gathered round and revived him with a bit of schnapps from a canteen....and the young officer, certainly now thinking of promotion, said, "Let's get this lucky fellow home!"