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THE TARPEIAN ROCK

by disaster. These young lieutenants of the Maginot Line, these young pilots of the French Air Force, so brave, so keen, and who were never given a chance to show their mettle, you will see what a generation they will build for France. You will see that the old tree will, one day, blossom again.
Sometimes, in the cellar of a French chateau, one finds a French masterpiece that the centuries have covered with dust and smoke. It is so black that you can hardly tell what it represents. But clean it, restore it, and you will discover soft, clear tones, a witty smile, a lovely eighteenth century face. France, to me, is such a masterpiece. At present we cannot very well see her. She is covered with the smoke of bitterness and the dust of misery. You do not understand what she does, why she does it. Very often, I do not understand it myself. But I do not need to understand. I know that, one day, we shall clean this beloved canvas and gaze once more, with loving hearts and glad hearts, on the beauty, on the glory, and the wisdom, that was, and will be France.

After that I was asked to talk at the Harvard Club, at Columbia University, at Town Halls at twenty other places. This activity was useful in helping me to bear the anguish we suffered over the news from France. Oh, but it was hard to substitute for the picture of the proud, rich country we knew this picture of misery and weakness! Soon under pressure from the invader racial laws were promulgated. They struck Frenchmen of long standing, excellent citizens, combatants in two wars. For me they posed a painful problem of conscience.
`Don't go on,' the cynics advised me, `being the champion of France. What has she to offer you in the future? A life of humiliation and poverty. Make a conspicuous break. That will earn you profitable popularity here. And there's no risk at all! If the war turns out well you will return home in triumph; if it turns out badly, you still have America and the Dominions which are practically invulnerable. A child could see where your interests lie.'
Unfortunately one's duty is rarely to be found in the same camp with one's interest. My duty, it seemed to me, was to serve unhappy France to the extreme limit of possibility without asking anything in return. I determined in my speeches to defend, not of course what seemed to

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