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A Padre in France

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Author: George A. Birmingham (James Owen Hannay)
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 59,614 / 171 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,210
Added to site: 2009.03.03
mnybks.net#: 23599
Origin: gutenberg.org
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with the beginning of adventure. They have described a certain awe of the unknown. They have tingled with intense curiosity.

I confess chiefly to bewilderment, the discomfort of strangeness and an annoying sense of my own extreme insignificance. I was a new boy. I wanted to behave properly, to do the right thing, and I had no way of knowing what the right thing was. I was absurdly anxious not to "cheek" anybody, and thereby incur the kind of snubbing, I scarcely expected the kicks, which I had endured long ago when I found myself a lonely mite in a corner of the cloisters of my first school.

I sat, with my bundle of papers tucked in beside me, in a corner of a Pullman car. Opposite me was an officer. I recognised, by the look of his Sam Browne belt, that he was an old boy, that he had been there before. I did not know then, being wholly unskilled in pips and badges, what he was. My impression now is that he was an artillery captain, probably returning to the front after leave. It seems ridiculo

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