6th January (1918)

Entertained by the spectacle of a burning farmhouse and haystack.  The parson discussed the war prospects.  He had just seen a friend, lately in Germany (secret service) who told him amongst other things he must not disclose, that the internal conditions there are appalling, that Germany’s present bid for peace is a colossal bluff and that if we only keep optimistic they must crack up before very long.

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