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[ .208 J -being once' posted with his troops at: Newniațck opposite to the immense Russian-army, which was separated from him only by a river, went out to reconnoitre the enemy with a single page and an officer. Having laid his glass upon the shoulder of the page, he began to observe the Russians, who as soon as they perceived him, kept up a smart fire upon the spot where he stood. The balls struck the ground on all sides, and threw up the earth which covered his coat and hat. At last the officer thought it his duty to apprize his Majesty of the danger, and pointed out the effect of the enemy's shot upon his clothes. The king did not answer him for some time, but at length turned his head, and said with great composure, “If you are afraid, you may go back,” and then continued his observations. After having seen every thing he wished, he said to the trembling page, ‘Now I have doue, yoa may pack up every thing.” Then