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DOCKS IMMORALITY. I

CHOSEN BY -CPMRADES,I

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Y.M.C.A. WORK. I I

CUT OFF BY THE TIDE. I

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ISHARES IN MONEY I SOCIETY.

QUEER STORY OF A FORGOTTEN…

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QUEER STORY OF A FORGOTTEN I ACT OF HEROISM. Here is one of the queerest stories from the front. It was told by an officer home on leave. A private whom his pals call Billings- gate—because of his language—was swearing roundly about the flies. In the group listening was one poor fellow lately out of hospital. He had, as a matter of fact, had a piece of skin grafted into his face—a piece of skin given him by one of our good nurses. I was listening, too. You all be thankful/ said the man called Billings- gate. as the tlies are on your live car- case. Just then a rifle grenade burst near by. Stretcher-bearers came along, and as they passed by an opening in the trench three German snipers, in different posi- tions. fired on them. Now, the man just out of hospital had listened eagerly to what Billingsgate was saying, and just before the grenade burst he began to laugh. It was like a madman's laugh. The next thing I saw was this fellow peeping through a periscope. Before any- one could stop him he was out of the trench. He scampered wildly across the open ground in front. A storm of shots came. He went on towards an old outhouse, where one of the snipers was. His escape was a miracle. Soon he disappeared, and the firing stopped. Two hours later that man tumbled tjack into the trench head first. He lay for a few minutes. At last he said, I killed all three of those snipers. I faced a thou- sand bullets. The skunks. to fire on those Red Cross men after what they did for me. There was silence for a moment. Then he gave a great yell of meaningless laugh- ter. What a. silly ass you are. Billings- gate," he said suddenly. You can never be thankful for flies, whether they are on you while alive or dead.' Go's torking abalit flies?* asked Bil- lingsgate. You arf>: was the reply. You've just said we ought to be thankful they're on our live carcases.* And when questioned about his ex- ploits amongst the enemy, andohis killing the snipers, the hero thought the men were pulling his leg. From the time he first laughed, just before the explosion of the rifle grenade, to the time he laughed again, after his two hours of absence, his mind was a perfect blank." A salmon, weighing 171b.. was caught by Mr. R. Morgan, of Monmouth, whilst fishing with a man claret fly in the waters of Mr. J. H. Mullins. Llanishen, in the River Wv. near Monmouth, on Tues- day. The salmon, which was in fine con- dition, was 4ft. 4in. long. To catch a salmon of this weight with the- fly is believed to be a record for ths famous River Wye. A fish of 501b. has been taken with the minnow.

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THE MONS ANGELS.I

A REMOTE IRISH CAMP. I

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IAN ATTACK AT DAWN. --0-

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"HAMLET" AT THE FRONT! I

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A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE.

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