Joy in the Morning

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Joy in the Morning by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews

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Contents: The Ditch -- Her Country Too -- The Swallow -- Only One of Them -- The V.C. -- He That Loseth His Life Shall Find It -- The Silver Stirrup -- The Russian -- Robina's Doll -- Dundonald's Destroyer

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." Two out of five is possibly a large proportion to be blessed with imagination, but the American race has improved in a hundred years.

Teacher. This, girls, is an important bit of our sight-seeing. It is the last of the old trenches of the Great War to remain intact in all northern France. It was left untouched out of the reverence of the people of the country for one hundred Americans of the Blankth Regiment, who died here--in this old ditch. The regiment had charged too soon, by a mistaken order, across what was called No-Man's Land, from their own front trench, about (consults guide-book)--about thirty-five yards away--that would be near where you see the red poppies so thick in the wheat. They took the trench from the Germans, and were then wiped out partly by artillery fire, partly by a German machine gun which was placed, disguised, at the end of the trench and enfiladed the entire length. Three-quarters of the regiment, over two thousand men, were killed in this

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