Blind: A Story of These Times

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Macmillan, 1920 - 416 pages

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Page 233 - We have but one and only hate, We love as one, we hate as one, We have one foe and one alone. He is known to you all, he is known to you all, He crouches behind the dark...
Page 233 - French and Russian, they matter not, A blow for a blow and a shot for a shot; We love them not, we hate them not, We hold the...
Page 234 - To the Day !" Whose glass this fate? They had all but a single hate, Who was thus known ? They had one foe and one alone — ENGLAND...
Page 234 - Full of envy, of rage, of craft, of gall, Cut off by waves that are thicker than blood. Come let us stand at the Judgment place, An oath to swear to, face to face, An oath of bronze no wind can shake, An oath for our sons and their sons to take. Come, hear the word, repeat the word, Throughout the Fatherland make it heard. We will never forego our hate, We have all but a single hate, We love as one, we hate as one, We have one foe and one alone — ENGLAND!
Page 214 - There was an old woman tossed up in a blanket seventy times as high as the moon.
Page 70 - Organized charity measured and iced In the name of a cautious, statistical Christ.
Page 266 - Enthusiastic workers for various ultra- fashionable pro-Ally organizations, they had taken the war ardently into their small glittering world and there had made it glitter, too. War was the fashion. War was a pageant, a thing of romance, of titles, decorations, uniforms of many kinds and national costumes for bazaars. What had they to do with the poor dirty devils I had seen in the mud of the trenches, or gasping their lives away on rough cots? What did these women really know ? They loved to hear...
Page 231 - In every village, every hut, such hideous things are being told — and being told to children — making their small hands grow cold and icy as they feel that the world is full of monsters — fiends — called Cossacks, Frenchmen, Germans, Boches — enemies — to be stamped under foot! That's the hideous part of this war!
Page 266 - They loved to hear of atrocities, if committed by "the Bodies" ; but when in reaction against their talk I started in to tell them of the Galician peasant whose feet had been frozen and cut off, Aunt Fanny interrupted. "I hope you are not planning to publish such stories, Larry," she said . "They may do a great deal of harm — rduse sympathy for the German side.
Page 215 - I thought of the peaceable, prosperous, order-loving people of whom I had heard so much ever since I was a boy, when my aunt had talked...

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