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"American, are you?" he replied. And
you were born in
felt a sticky warmth against his hand where it pressed the Germany ?"
sailor's side. * Yes," answered Al. “Born in Germany and trained in the Slowly the wounded man's eyes opened. For a moment he German army. And I have a brother in the German navy, too." looked blankly at the frightened cook, and then a smile of
The other grunted his contempt. Al reached for the pot and recognition spread over his face. poured out a steaming mug of coffee.
" Albert,” he replied, huskily. His eyes rolled aimlessly for “Yes,” he continued. “I've been in America six years now, a moment, and his head dropped forward. A shudder passed and I've gotten to where I can see what's wrong with Germany. through him, and he collapsed in his brother's arms. I used to cheer for the Kaiser, and I thought, just as you do, that The cook lowered the still form to the deck. He rose to his he is a sort of superior being. I used to think that the little feet and stood holding unsteadily to the lashing he had put on impudent officers that strutted around were better than I. I had the pot of stew. The German sailor watched him intently. been trained to think so, and they had been trained to think so, Your brother ?” he asked. too. So when I was in the army I imagined that they were really The cook nodded slowly and looked blankly at the form that better that their blood was of a different grade, I suppose. now moved only with the rolling of the ship. A look of triumph
“ And then I got out of the army and went to America on a crept into the eyes of the sailor. freight ship. When I went ashore in New York, I had a job You're no American,” he said, and with narrowed eyes offered me, and I didn't go back to the ship. And now I'm glad watched for the effect of his words. “ An American gun just I didn't. I've saved nearly two thousand dollars, being cook in killed your brother." a restaurant. And then this war came on, and they needed Al gazed uncomprehendingly at his companion. more men for the new ships they are building. So I offered to Listen,” continued the sailor. We can get into the hold go as cook. I told them that I was born in Germany, but that I and
the sea-cocks.” wanted to help the world get rid of the Kaiser. I had some Al set his teeth and stood rigidly as the ship rolled. The trouble getting a ship, but at last our captain took me. This is German sailor continued. my second trip over. And we haven't been sunk yet. Instead “We can open the sea-cocks,” he repeated. “The ship ’ul of that we got you to-day.”
sink. We can get away. We'll be picked up. Come.” He rose He stopped for a moment and then continued :
to his feet and stood waiting for the cook's decision. "Why, if you knew what America is you'd want to be an Al pulled himself together with the strength of a sudden American too."
determination. He looked at the stiffening body of his brother, He seized the coffee pot again and refilled the sailor's cup. then glanced up at the sailor. “Here,” he said, “ have some more."
“Yes, come,” he answered, slowly. He poured out another cupful and turned to the form that Together they stepped out onto the deserted deck, and the still lay quietly on the deck. Seizing the unconscious man, he sailor's eyes twinkled with devilish glee at winning the Ameristraightened him up and started to pour the coffee down his throat. He turned the white face toward the light and stifled a “This way," said the cook, and he led the sailor forward and cry. The cup clattered from his hand and rolled to and fro down a hatchway. He turned and entered a door. The sailor about the deck with the rolling of the ship, finally stopping in followed, peering around to see that they were not followed. a dark-red blot that marked the place where the unconscious The captain looked up from a report he was writing. sailor had been lying.
“I brought this man around,” said the cook, slowly. “But "Hans !" screamed the cook, as he held the limp form and the other "-his voice broke—“ my brother-is dead."
THE OUTDOOR LURE-TWO POEMS
BY JEAN BROOKE BURT
Give me a valley ranch that lies remote
far western hills,
That sparkles past and spills
May there be laughter of the wind and song
Of wild bird singing, gay,
Soft ripples in the hay
BY CLINTON SCOLLARD
Ifter the silence long and deep,
I am uplifted; I am thrall
To the Great Will behind them all.
Give me the hot sun of summer noons, hum
Of insects in the grass,
And vagrant clouds that pass
Give me a valley ranch where we alone
(an live beneath the sun.
Gold summer days are done,
In Spanish escandido means “ hidden valley.”'
WEEKLY OUTLINE STUDY OF
Based on The Outlook of April 10, 1918
(Those who are using the weekly outline should the Germans hold to such beliefs as they not attempt to cover the whole of an outline in any one lesson or study. Assign for one lesson selected
do about these things. 3. To what ideal questions, one or two propositions for discussion, and
must we hold in order to conquer Geronly such words as are found in the material assigned. many? Will mere adherence to this ideal Or distribute selected questions among different suffice? Discuss. 4. Is it the business of members of the class or group and have them report their findings to all when assembled. Then
the Allies to change the beliefs and ideals have all discuss the questions together.]
of Germany and the Germans? 5. Read
Curtin's “In the Land of Deepening 1-INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Shadow” (Doran); McLaren's “GermanA. Topic : Foch Generalissimo; The
ism from Within ” (Dutton); and “ German United Allies. Reference : Page 567 ; editorial, page 573.
Atrocities,” by N. D. Hillis (Revell). Questions :
D. Topic: Why are Southern Slavs Anti1. From these references what do you
German? learn about General Foch? 2. If “this
Reference : Pages 576, 577. lesson of war unity was plainly taught in
Questions : 1861-65 in our Civil War,” why has it been
1. What does the term Yugoslavs comso hard to bring about a thorough mil
prehend? 2. How have Austria and Geritary union" of the Allies? Does this mean
many treated the Yugoslavs? 3. Why does that the Allies are not intelligent, that they
Germany so thoroughly despise human do not know military history? 3. In allow
freedom? 4. Give a brief sketch of the ing Foch to become Generalissimo an Eng Yugoslav movement. 5. What are the aspilish writer says: “Never in the world's
rations of the southern Slavs ? Account history has any great empire made the
for these. 6. What would the erection of sacrifice in prestige that we are making.”
a truly independent South Slavic state Comment on this statement. 4. How many
mean to Austria ? To Germany? To reasons can you give for believing or not
Europe? 7. What are the chances for lastbelieving with Napoleon that the worse
ing peace in Europe without such a state? general is better than the best two generals? 8. Excellent books for this study: “The 5. Does history show that “all great crises
Russian Revolution and the Jugo-Slav bring us to the one-man power”? If so,
Movement,” by four authors (Harvard Uni
versity Press); “South-Eastern Europe," does it prove that autocracy is more desirable than democracy? Discuss.
by V. R. Savic (Revell); “ The New Map
of Europe,” by H. A. Gibbons (Century). B. Topic: The People's War. Reference: Editorial, pages 573, 574.
II--NATIONAL AFFAIRS Qriestions :
Topic: Importance of Americanization. 1. How does The Outlook show in this Reference : Pages 568, 569. editorial that this is the people's war? Questions : 2. Name and discuss various duties of the 1. What are the facts of American illitpeople toward this their war. 3. What does
eracy set forth by Secretary Lane? 2. Who The Outlook say about President Wilson's and what, in your opinion, are responsible leadership? Is its criticism fair? 4. How for this condition? 3. For what reasons is many different points do you find in the
this matter one of urgency upon which quoted matter from Mr. Roosevelt's Maine the country should act ”? 4. Can an illiterspeech and from Professor Ladd's article ate be a true patriot? Is he a potential in the New York “ Times”? Discuss each menace to society ? Reasons. 5. Suggest one. 5. How do you account for the fact
and discuss ways “ for the eradication of that President Wilson has not yet called adult illiteracy.” 6. Would Germany allow upon General Wood to report to him? so many illiterates in Germany? Why? Discuss “ The President, more than any Why does the United States permit such a other man in the United States, needs what condition of illiteracy to exist? General Wood has to impart.” 6. Who,
II—PROPOSITIONS FOR DISCUSSION according to The Outlook, are
(These propositions are suggested directly or indiemies at home”? Do you know of any
rectly by the subject matter of The Outlook, but others ? What advice would you give them? not discussed in it.) How would you have them dealt with?
1. Theodore Roosevelt is a fair-minded 7. Very valuable reading for this topic is critic. 2. The United States Government found in “ Essays in Application,” by should shoot all German spies. Henry van Dyke (Scribners) ; “ The Spirit of America," by van Dyke (Macmillan);
IV-VOCABULARY BUILDING * Poems of American Patriotism,” by (All of the following words and expressions are Brander Matthews (Scribners); “Tales of found in The Outlook for April 10, 1918. Both
before and after looking them up in the dictionary a Famished Land,” by E. E. Hunt (Double
or elsewhere, give their meaning in your own words. day, Page).
The figures in parentheses refer to pages on which C. Topic: In Hoc Signo Vinces.
the words may be found.) Reference : Editorial, pages 574, 575. Strategist, perturbation, liaison (567); Questions :
personal enemies, political opponents (573); 1. What is Germany's idea of God? Of diabolism, in hoc signo vinces (575): memoreligion and truth? Of goodness? Of men randum, academic distinction, martyrs and women? 2. Explain how Germany and (577): illiteracy, intelligent (569).
A booklet suggesting methods of using the Weekly Outline of Current History will be sent on application
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