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BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

day a gendarme had come to my parents' house and had asked my mother if I spoke English. When she said yes, he put my name down. There had been no examination; no one of those concerned had been officially notified. This gendarme had played the part in my life of one of those messengers incarnated in humble form, which the gods in Homer made use of to control the destiny of mortals.
When I returned to Room 52 I learned that we were allowed to go out. A huge crowd full of confidence and enthusiasm filled the ancient streets of Rouen. In front of the Cafe Victor a band was playing the national anthems of the Allies: the Marseillaise, the Brabanpnne, the anthem of Imperial Russia and the Serbian anthem. Then someone shouted for God Save the King. The people of Rouen listened bareheaded. Near me an old Englishman with a red face and a white moustache was weeping:
`By God!' he said, `I hope the boys will come.'
As the last notes died away the crowd shouted: `Vive l'Anglcterre!' I went into the cafe and asked if I might telephone to Elbeuf. It was permitted. I called Janine. To hear her voice was a delightful experience.
`How wonderful!' she said. `I was picturing you already on the battlefield. . . . '
`Oh, no,' I said, `I'm still here in Rouen. Come and see me to-morrow ... What have you done all day?'
`Nothing,' she said in the tone she had used in referring to her light luggage. `I cried a little; I rocked Poucette; I thought of you.'
Next day she came to Rouen with Germaine Legrix whose husband was also a member of Mission H. We now had a leader, Captain Ridel, an artillery officer in the Reserve and a Parisian industrialist; he was a little man, lively, precise, epicurean, lovable and mercurial. He had brought with him to Rouen his wife, who was a beautiful red-haired woman, warm-hearted and cultured. Our two families immediately became friends and I grew to be the Captain's right-hand man in the group, a circumstance which turned out to be both good and bad luck for me. Good luck because the Ridels were to remain our friends for a long time; bad luck because Suzanne Ridel, touched by Janine's isolation, insisted, with tender sympathy, that her husband keep me in Rouen as long as possible.
`When the English Army leaves,' he said, `I shall have to stay here myself for some weeks, perhaps for some months, to organize its service of supply and its bases. I shall need you.'

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