On the King's Service

Inward Glimpses of Men at Arms

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Author: Innes Logan
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 17,469 / 56 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.9
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 336
Added to site: 2005.11.04
mnybks.net#: 11559
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: War, Religion
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ss, wisdom, and scrupulous fairness between all parties. Dr. Wallace Williamson of St. Giles', Edinburgh, who was visiting the troops in France, accompanied him. Their service on Sunday was very moving. Hearts were near the surface in those brief days between the farewell and the battlefield. The three Scotsmen whom I knew best of those who were at this service are all dead: one fell at Loos, one in Mesopotamia, and one on the Somme. The oldest of them, who was an officer in a Guards battalion, could not speak and his eyes were full of tears. There was no possibility here of the remark that one Lowlander made to another after listening to a very celebrated London preacher: 'Aye, it was beautiful, and he cud mak' ye see things too, whiles; but, man! there was nae logic in 't.'

It was about this time that we heard of the sinking of the Lusitania. Somehow from this moment we knew better where we were and for what we fought. Every one's thoughts were very grim. This was sheer naked wickedness

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