Discomfiture of the Generals

424 Words

Discomfiture of the Generals. After a week Anthony’s regiment went back to the Mississippi camp to be discharged. The officers shut themselves up in the compartments on the Pullman cars and drank the whiskey they had bought in New York, and in the coaches the soldiers got as drunk as possible also—and pretended whenever the train stopped at a village that they were just returned from France, where they had practically put an end to the German army. As they all wore overseas caps and claimed that they had not had time to have their gold service stripes sewed on, the yokelry of the seaboard were much impressed and asked them how they liked the trenches—to which they replied “Oh, boy! ” with great smacking of tongues and shaking of heads. Some one took a piece of chalk and scrawled on the si

Free reading for new users
Scan code to download app
  • author-avatar
  • chap_listContents
  • likeADD