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pushed forward later.
What is that crawling along the
ground behind our line? there
is one here, 'another over there -it
looks so novel and so odd. They are
crawling back out of the firing-line.
And I see how-one of them suddenly
tries to rise, clutches his rifle with
both hands, and hauls himself to his
feet by his gun. And now he is
spreading his arms out, tumbling
over backwards, and flinging his
hands away from him, far apart
his hands are still flapping up
and down on the grass. I am looking
back as if fascinated while my legs
keep on advancing.
But suddenly something seems to
set up a rattle over there in the wood
and buzzes like huge alarm-clocks
And there we are lying down, flat
on our stomachs, as if we had already
been mown down, for every man of
us knows what that was. They have,
masked machine-guns in the wood
over there; they are opening fire on
us. I feel how my heart is thumping
against my ribs. A machine-gun is
equivalent to a company, the Old Man
once explained to us, after we had
been shot down In heaps to the last
man by the machine-guns in the au
What's the next thing?
Cautiously, without rising, I turn
my head. Behind us, too, the lines ($
of skirmishers, close up to us, have
disappeared from the face of the
earth; they, too, have gone to cover
in the grass. Only outside the firing
zone are they still being pushed for
ward. Shall -we have to retreat? Are we
going to attack?
"Rapid fire! - Into the wood!"
Yes, but what are we to fire at?
Lying down,' there is nothing to be
seen of the sharpshooters. They
won't do us any harm; in. another
minute they will have disappeared
among the trees. But the machines
they have hidden them away
among the foliage to good purpose.
(To Be Continued Tomorrow.)
DISHES OUR AMERICAN GOVERNORS LIKE BEST
Mix all well together; bake with
one crust; be sure to have a deep pie
plate. This recipe win make two pies.
Whether or not Jeff Davis was par
tial to custard history doesn't relate,
but, anyway, the favorite dish of
Gov. Park Trammell of Florida is
"Jeff Davis custard."
BY MRS. PARK TRAMMELL,
Executive Mansion, Tallahassee, Fla.
The "Jeff Davis" custard, which is
a favorite dish in the South, is a spe
cial favorite of Gov.
Trammell's. I always
ways make it for him
myself, and this is
Take six eggs, well
beaten; one cup of
cream or milk, two
cups of sugar, two
tablespoons of melt-
Cov. Trammell ed butter, one spoon
of vanilla, one spoon of leman flavor
ing, two tablespoons of flour or corn
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