KANSAS COLLECTION BOOKS
Teresa Lindquist and Lynn Nelson produced this selection.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER                                                                                                PAGE

I       IN WHICH WE BEGIN OUR SENTIMENTAL
        JOURNEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

II     IN WHICH WE OBSERVE THE ROCKETS
        RED GLARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

III    IN WHICH WE ENCOUNTER "BOMBS
        BURSTING IN AIR". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

IV    WHEREIN WE FIND THAT "OUR FLAG IS
        STILL THERE" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

V     IN WHICH WE DISCERN THINGS "BY
        THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

VI    WHEREIN WE BECOME A TRIO AND JOUR-
        NEY TO ITALY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

VII   WHEREIN WE CONSIDER THE WOMAN
         PROPOSITION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267

VIII  IN WHICH WE DISCOVER "A NEW HEAVEN
        AND A NEW EARTH". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295

IX    IN WHICH WE RETURN TO THE "LAND OF
        THE FREE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333





ILLUSTRATIONS
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Frontispiece

And at that it seems a lot of money to pay for a
rig which can be worn at most only two months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

"You'll have to put out that cigar, sir" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

She often paced the rounds of the deck between us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

"Col-o-nel, will you please carry my books?". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

So we waved back at them so long as they were in
sight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

"Donnez moi some soap here and be mighty blame
toot sweet about it!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Eight inches short in one waistband is a catastrophe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .   67

One of our party climbed to the roof of the dugout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   87

"Come on! Let's go to the abri!" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

So we went back--me holding those khaki trous-
ers up by sheer force of will and both hands! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119

He had some trouble lighting his cigarette and was
irritated for a second at his inconvenience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .127

"Oh, yes," answered the Eager Soul to our en-
quiring eyes. "Mrs. Chessman--this is practically
her hospital" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131




Illustrations
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He was a rare bird; this American going on in a big
drunk on water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149

Henry puffed on his dreadnaught pipe and left the
Lady from Oklahoma City to me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

And he sat cross-legged. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

As we sat in the car he came down the street
beating a snare drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

They were standing on the running board all this
time with the train going forty miles an hour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

"What part of the States do you Canadians come
from?". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203

He told us what happened impersonally as one who
is listening to another man's story in his own
mouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219

A fat man can't wear the modern American army
uniform without looking like a sack of meal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

He wore a scarlet coat of unimaginable vividness,
a cutaway coat of glaring scarlet broadcloth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

We thought he might be testing us out as potential
spies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261

And we felt like prize boobs suddenly kidnapped
from a tacky party and dropped into a grand ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301

"Well now, sir, you wouldn't be wearing those
brown shoes to Lord Bryce's tea, would you
Mr. White?" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..309





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