Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants
Noll signaled it, making each letter carefully with the flag.
"Now tell me--with the flag--what you think of to-day's weather."
"Fine and cool," signaled back Noll.
Thus the instruction continued. Each young soldier improved a good deal during that hour.
"Now, we'll call it off until to-morrow," remarked the sergeant at last, and turned to re-enter barracks.
"How do you like it, Noll?" asked Overton.
"Oh, it's all right," admitted boyish Corporal Terry. "But I'd rather have telegraphy. I don't see why you've been so wild over the wig-wag flags."
"For just one reason," responded Hal promptly. "Because it's all a part of the soldier's life and duty. I mean to know every phase and detail of the soldier's business that I can possibly pick up. And I hope you won't back out, Noll."
"Oh, no; I'll stick," agreed Corporal Terry, though it sounded as if he promised almost reluctantly.
Ta-ra-ta-ra-ta! The bugler was soundi