Another brigade lay next to us; in fact one of their batteries had occupied a position intended for our C battery.
The battery compound known as the C and C battery compound, sold in tin cans at most electric stores, is very convenient.
"C battery's all right," he shouted to me, and a minute later I heard him explaining to the colonel.
A runner came in from C battery, with whom we had had no communication for nearly two hours.
Our teams and limbers had come up, all except one team of C battery.
An officer of C battery ran across to say that through the binoculars grey forms could be seen in the belt of trees opposite.
"I'm afraid we shall have to say Good-bye to C battery," said the colonel seriously.
C battery came through at a trot, but the colonel regarded their general appearance as soldierly.
"A lucky escape for us," was the grim, not unsympathetic comment of C battery.