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THE TWILIGHT OF THE GODS

that there could be no healthier reading for the bewildered youth of France than a Life of Lyautey. I was very familiar with it. He had given me a memoir about his youth which he had written himself with distinction, for he had the style of a gentleman and cavalier which was in the grand tradition of France. For the rest of his life I had his letters, his stories and many witnesses. The only obstacle was the difficulty I should encounter in writing for the first time the biography of a living man. Would the Marshal respect a writer's liberty? I believed he would and I was right. From the moment I first spoke to him about this project he became fired with enthusiasm and gave me all his documents. When I commenced to write, he offered to read each chapter, and for two years was a most active and, on the whole, most reasonable collaborator. He asked me to suppress certain anecdotes; they were of no importance. He made me work at hours which were not natural to me, for he liked the night and hardly slept at all. But he allowed me free exercise of my judgment and he helped me generously.
His circle was full of men of talent who were friendly but exacting critics in anything that had to do with their Chief. Several of them read my proofs. Their conclusion was that of Alain about Bramble:
`It is not the whole truth, and just now it would be hard to tell that, but it is nothing but the truth....'
That's all I asked. Up to that time many Frenchmen had not known what a great figure Lyautey was. The book earned him new admirers. `You have invented me,' he wrote. That was only a witticism, but it showed that he was pleased. After that I was often asked to go and speak about him to groups of young people. It became the bond in common between me and Robert Garric's Equipes Sociales, a movement of young intellectuals who were missionaries of culture among the French people, no longer in the too oratorical form of the People's Universities, but in the more human fashion of little circles of ten or twelve members which reminded me of my 'preceptorials' in Princeton. `Not a day passes,' Lyautey wrote me again, `when I do not receive from some stranger a letter that I owe to you.' If by this book I helped, however little, however inadequately, in surrounding his retirement with the thanks and the glory he had so amply earned, there is no work I am prouder of.
Often he was sad. He had sudden lapses of memory which were frightening to his friends and which they tried conscientiously to hide

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