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With Joffre at Verdun

A Story of the Western Front

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 78,831 / 231 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.6
LoC Categories: PR, PZ
Downloads: 600
Added to site: 2009.12.29
mnybks.net#: 26138
Origin: gutenberg.org
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finally, after many months of anguish, of short commons, of brutal treatment, they found themselves interned in Ruhleben race-course, to which so many unfortunate civilians were sent, there to mope and fret and rot while the war was in progress.

"And here we'll stay, I suppose," grumbled Henri, when some weeks had passed, and they had, as it were, settled down to the routine of camp life in Ruhleben, and had become inured--as far as young men of active dispositions and healthy appetites can become inured, to the scantily short rations with which the Germans supplied them. "It's awfully hard luck to be prisoners in a place like this when our people are fighting."

"Awfully hard," Jules echoed despondently, for he was not gifted with quite the allowance of high spirits possessed of Henri.

"But it needn't necessarily last for ever, this imprisonment," his friend told him; and perhaps he had said the same a hundred times already. "Little news comes to us in this hole, but yet tales have reache

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