ancestors, through centuries of living neighbour in a thickly-populated
After the arduous monotony of the trenches and after the traffic of
ahead of their rivals in construction. With almost the gun-power of
a machine-gun at the practice range near by, drilling to take more
and tearing up paving-stones to barricade the streets--never had that
another shell; and lying over the trunk, limp and lifeless where he had
and below and everything about the Lion or the Tiger, and you were
along the path we had just traversed, and the sound was like the
against that solid battle front from Switzerland to the North Sea.
among the mountaineers of the Southern States--should be
an announcement of gain or loss, or to give out a list of the fallen.
At 10.30 only four officers remained fit for action. All were lieutenants.
a chapter by itself. It has the same bark as the eighteen-pounder field
A shrug of the shoulder, a gesture to the East, and the answer was:
at that altitude; but it would not if it were about your ears. Then it
and you have something finer than Dreadnoughts; for it builds
a possible spy. So they let no civilians by. Must one remain for ever in
and coming was hit by high explosive shells. Niven is so small that it
amount of risk and playing reasonably secure to get a front seat,
again. A shell killed every man in one section . . . 10.30 a.m.