By Eoin Colfer
Conor Broekhart was once born to fly. it's the Eighteen Nineties, and Conor and his relatives survive the sovereign Saltee Islands, off the Irish coast. Conor spends his days learning the technological know-how of flight together with his teach and exploring the fortress with the king's daughter, Princess Isabella. however the boy's idyllic lifestyles alterations endlessly the day he discovers a perilous conspiracy opposed to the king. while Conor intervenes, he's branded a traitor and thrown into penitentiary at the legal island of Little Saltee. There, he has to struggle for his existence, as he and the opposite prisoners are compelled to mine for diamonds in inhumane stipulations. there's just one solution to get away Little Saltee, and that's to fly. So Conor passes the solitary months by means of scratching drawings of flying machines into the legal partitions. The months become years, yet ultimately the day comes whilst Conor needs to locate the braveness to belief his progressive designs and take to the skies.
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He began taking a correspondence course in law which would help him whether he stayed in the force or left it to go to a law school after his three-year term of service was completed. As far as he could see, the future as a constable was not too bright. The force was small and their duties were confined mainly to part of Western Canada, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. In the Yukon, for example, there were approximately forty all ranks, and the opportunities for promotion were limited.
Megantic, and on 12 June began the voyage to the United Kingdom. It was nine years since Pearkes had arrived in Canada as an eighteen-year-old youth. He had seen more of Canada than most Canadians and had worked as hard under difficult conditions as anyone. He was not returning home with a fat purse as he had once hoped. On the other hand, he was in the army, which was what he had wanted to do even before he left England. The ten-day trip on the Megantic was uncomfortable. Troops were crowded on board, mealtimes were brief with many sittings, the hammocks were awkward, and entertainment was almost non-existent.
Roy The training the unit received at Caesar's Camp was fairly basic and instruction was comparatively simple. There were numerous route marches through the Kentish countryside to make the men physically fit, and the miles went by all the easier when the troops sang popular marching songs. Great emphasis was placed on musketry as well. The Ross rifle was an excellent target rifle under camp conditions where the weapon could be kept clean and the rate of fire moderate. The combination of rapid fire and dirt in trench warfare, however, made the rifle jam and the bolt would not open.
Airman by Eoin Colfer