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The dirty lantern trick

Until I came to be appointed to the post the Inspector- General of Cavalry had always carried out his duties in a gentlemanly way. He sent due warning months before- hand to each Regiment to tell it the date on which he would make his annual inspection of it, giving the full programme of what […]

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Grandpa Paul

Flying west prolongs the sunset.Amber clouds twisting across the landscapeand delaying the inevitable night.When he died, the darkness came.A long bright light suddenly fading into darkness.Leaving the world more grey, uncertain, alone. He would have liked the airplane.Admired the rivets holding it fast,and naming the engine‚Äôs roar.Telling story after story of other planes,each folding into […]

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