Pleasant memoirs of a retired Colonel of Cavalry, U.S. Army, written in the spirit of Army tradition and ""way of life"". Fired with the determination to make a career of the Army, the author refused to let a West Point turndown deter him, and was commissioned in the Reserves during the Spanish-American War. He served in the Philippines during the Insurrection. And finally won his commission in the regular army from which he retired recently -- after years in frontier posts and on the Mexican border. His experience as a short story writer enlivens his rest for spinning yarns of his own experiences.