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PART I - THE PRESENT
CHAPTER X - OUR DIVERSIONS

1. THE SCALLIES
E IGHT stools stood in a row. On each of them a lady or a gentleman sat who, as the curtain rose, broke into unpremeditated song. They were the Scallies, they told us, the Scallies, the Scallies, they were the Scallies. Yes. They were the Scallies, the black and white Scallies, and black and white was their dress. So it was, and when they got up their stools proved to be black and white too, and on the first stool was an S, and on the second stool was a C, and on the third stool was an A, and on the fourth-I hesitate to press the lesson home, but they did not. Each pointed with one hand at his or her stool, and with the other hand at us, and said pleasantly but firmly ' Scallies.' We consulted our programmes. It was so, and they sat down.
The vast auditorium was crammed.(1) Khaki of the simplest cut predominated. But stars were not absent, nor Crowns, nor even Swords, while Sisters-a little clump of grey touched up with scarlet and white-sat huddled together in a box like seedlings. There were a few civilians-not civilians of the cosmopolitan type-who so laxly throng our cinemas and cafes, but God-fearing patriotic men, who had been told that the Scallies ought to be supported, and had left their homes in consequence. Clouds of smoke arose from the pit. Woodbines, Black Cats, Flags, Scissors, Half-a-Moes, mingled their odours with pipes. An officer lit a cigar. All felt happy.
The second item, unlike the first, was not original. It was that song about Ireland. To anyone who has either seen or been an Irishman it is an unconvincing sort of song, and the lady Scally to whom it had been entrusted intoned it without enthusiasm. However, there it was, recognizable, and we recognized

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