thrive, fall, battle of waterloo.
So Polly sang the old, old song of " The Drummer Boy of Waterloo,"
one that her grandmother had taught her when she was a wee girl.
If Napoleon hadn't been half dead at Waterloo,
I don't doubt he would have used its disaster as a means to a greater victory.
In this way they reached the London station at Waterloo
Bridge, and then he asked her what she proposed to do next.