Fighting Lines and Various Reinforcements
Excerpt from Fighting Lines and Various Reinforcements Tenpenny Dick States The Facts I haven't had no chat with Mr. Asquith, and I haven'tgot the tip from Teddy Grey, To tell the straight and honest truth, I haven't nota notion what those old chaps have to say;But if, as man to man, you took and arst me thereason for this up-and-at-'em tiff, Not employing no official information, I could tellyou all the facts in 'alf a jiff. It had to come, old cully, It had to come, all right;The German goes on barkingTill someone has to bite;It's either us or them, mate.This here's the final scrum;They've pushed and shoved and kicked usUntil it had to come. There isn't any flesh and blood existing, not fromIreland to the mountains of Japan, What is more disposed to peace and easy-going, thanwhat I am as a father and a man, And I'm 'alf inclined to old with other thinkers asWar is cruel stupid in the main, But whenever I have knocked against a German, common sense has made me hate him worse thanCain. It had to come, old cully, It had to come, all right ... About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.