Large gangs of Hun prisoners have been working on the railway line – a mixed lot. One chap of about 45 years took my fancy; he wore a child’s straw hat and a long walrus “mow” of similar material. Some of them are certainly very young, but no younger than many of the “tommies” and they average a heavier build than the latter. A soft-toned bell was calling the villages to an evening service, the long-robed priest standing in the doorway. We looked in. The interior was plain and neat.
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“… a mixed lot .. a child’s straw hat … a long walrus “mow” … a soft-toned bell … the long-robed priest … ”
Economy of expression. But the picture is richly painted. He even tells us that “we looked in”.
That’s Lincoln … forever “looking in”.
So grateful he does.
Fab, as usual.
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