The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen

The Boy Volunteers with the French Airmen

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Excerpt: ...Restoratives were at once applied, and within a half hour the attack seemed to wear itself away, and he began to show a normal color. His eyes rested on Alfred when he awoke from the first quiet nap, and raising his hand approvingly said: "That was a good job, Alfred; couldn't have been better." "What do you mean?" asked Alfred. "You brought us down all right, I mean," he replied. "Oh, Ralph did that," was the reply of Alfred. "Well, no matter; you fellows didn't get rattled; that's the main thing," said the lieutenant. An incident of this kind could not remain a secret long in a camp of this character. The Commandant took particular occasion to commend them for their performance, and it was a long step in their favor when the corps moved to the north to take its place in the great aviation camp directly south of Verdun. Pg 94 CHAPTER VIII AN AEROPLANE AMIDST THE LIGHTNINGS Two days after the occurrence related in the preceding chapter, the first section of the Corps was ordered to proceed to the Verdun station. Lieutenant Guyon belonged to this part of the force, and, as he had now recovered, was instrumental in securing the assignment of the boys to his care. "Then we can go along?" asked Ralph, with some doubts and misgivings, as they were packing the belongings of the lieutenant. "I have arranged that," said the lieutenant. "What is that?" asked Alfred, who appeared at the door of the hangar. "We are going," shouted Ralph. "Yes; you might as well get your things packed and put them in the machine," said the lieutenant. The boys laughed, for outside of a few trinkets, and underclothing, they had nothing of importance to take along. They remarked that it was singular how few things seemed to be really needed, traveling, as they did, from place to place at a moment's notice. Pg 95 "When do you intend to start?" asked Ralph. "Whenever we are ready," was the reply. "We intend to leave in squadron formation and manoeuver for an hour, and more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236734459
  • 9781236734457