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Wellington’s Secret
Music: John Marsh
The future hero of Waterloo dealt with political ambush as comfortably as he dealt with the military kind.

SHORTLY after the Battle of Assaye, one morning the Prime Minister of the Court of Hyderabad waited upon him [Sir Arthur] for the purpose of privately ascertaining what territory and what advantages had been reserved for his master in the treaty of peace between the Mahratta princes and the Nizam. To obtain this information the minister offered the general a very large sum — considerably above £100,000.

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Adapted from textbooks used in Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns from the 1920s to the 1960s.

Distinguish using sentences: Mystery. Secret.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Purpose. Reserve. Keep.

Use together in one sentence: Look at. Secret. Ascertain.

More games: Précis. Jigsaw. Confusables. Spinner. Opposites. Verb or Noun? Active or Passive? Subject and Object. Adjectives. Word Classes.

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