New Footprints in Old Places

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byPauline Stiles

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. WAR AND ENGLAND. London, August 1, 191b HE world is plunging into War! Can I believe my War shocked eyes and ears? In this day of grace, the sublimely enlightened twentieth century, the Christian nations are preparing to annihilate each other. It is a blot on our lofty civilization. Shame, thrice shame upon us! This afternoon, while the girls were out, I went down to the drawing-room for tea. There were two other ladies at the table, an American and a pretty little English woman, the wife of an army officer, whose adorable children have interested us so much. The seven year old boy always seats his mother and little sister, aged four, with the greatest gallantry, and when they are ready to leave the room he opens the door and stands very erect as they pass out before him. The mother is a stiff little thing and she never seems to take the children out. They are always shyly peeping at everyone who goes up and down the stairs. I asked her, while we were sipping our tea, what the children did all day. "Oh, they have their little duties," she answered stiffly. Poor "kiddies"! Just then a hollow voice boomed into the quiet of our street. It came in pulsating intervals like a tolling bell. We sat rigid, looking at each other. War "Ger-many declares Wa-a-r-r-r on Russia! Ger-many declares Wa-a-a-r on Russia!" I cannot tell you of the awfulness of that hoarse cry. The little English woman paled and clutched the edge of the table. I ran out on the balcony. Everyone on the street had done likewise, their stunned faces looking down on the being who stalked below screaming: "Germany declares War!" Joseph, our Austrian butler, had bought a paper; it trembled in his hands. Bettina and Talitha burst into the room, carrying sheaves of extras. It is all true....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. WAR AND ENGLAND. London, August 1, 191b HE world is plunging into War! Can I believe my War shocked eyes and ears...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217241360

ISBN - 13:9780217241366

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