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tion. My acute anxiety ran like a melodious plaint through the harmonious life of my foreign comrades. A secret voice, har3ly audible, kept murmuring within me: `And if you could describe this anguish wouldn't it, too, contribute to the beauty of your book?'
Occasionally some officer would take me with him to Ypres. With an elderly Colonel in the Medical Corps I went to see my friend, Dr. James, in Maple Copse, a little wood in the front line. At the entrance to the town a violent bombardment stopped us in the midst of a military transport which was blocking the road. The shells came closer. Around us red explosions blew bits of machines, men and horses into the air. For the first time I knew the feeling of fear that twists your entrails and contorts your face. The Colonel, seeing me grow pale, offered his flask:
`Drink,' he said. `Dr. Johnson said that brandy is the stuff from which heroes are made.'
He was right. A few swallows of good cognac brought back my natural optimism and the bombardment became a spectacle. I have remembered this receipt and made use of it successfully through two wars.
Despite the way the days dragged, the weeks and months passed fast enough. General Furse had replaced General Thesiger who had been killed at Loos. Furse was what the men called a strafer. As soon as he arrived in a quiet sector he would order bombardments and attacks and provoke the enemy to reply. Ridel had left us, summoned back to the artillery. With Georges Richet, who had replaced him, I translated a very good English book on the war, The First Hundred Thousand, by Ian Hay who, under the name of Major Beith, was one of our officers. Nelson accepted our translation and published it. Another of our officers was Winston Churchill, a lieutenant-colonel in command of one of our battalions, but I barely saw him at that time. When we left the Ypres sector we were sent to recuperate at Outersteene in the rear of Bailleul. There happily I found a true French village living and working as in time of peace. And I formed a real friendship with the beautiful and sensible daughters of the local tavern keeper.
During this period of recuperation I became better acquainted with my Scotsmen. I had a chance to visit all the regiments, with their diverse tartans: the Gordon Highlanders, the Seaforth Highlanders, Argyll, Black Watch, Camerons. Everywhere I picked up types and anecdotes which were to prove useful for the book I was dreaming about. I saw

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