Khaki: How Tredick Got Into the War (Classic Reprint)

Khaki: How Tredick Got Into the War (Classic Reprint)

by Freeman Tilden
     
 

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In Tredick there was a man who admitted that he was a coward.

This is unusual. It is so unusual that you will immediately want to know where Tredick is. And so I reply that Tredick lies between the seventieth and one hundred and twenty-fifth degrees of longitude, West; and that, in a general way, it is south of

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Excerpt from Khaki: How Tredick Got Into the War

In Tredick there was a man who admitted that he was a coward.

This is unusual. It is so unusual that you will immediately want to know where Tredick is. And so I reply that Tredick lies between the seventieth and one hundred and twenty-fifth degrees of longitude, West; and that, in a general way, it is south of Canada and north of Mexico. I will further state, to make identification a little easier, that Tredick is represented on the maps by a small round black dot; that it has three churches, twenty-odd stores, several flourishing industries and a Carnegie Library; that the main street is called Main Street, and the street that leads off Main Street to the railroad station is called Railroad Street; that the hotel is called the Commercial Hotel; and that there is a square, or a "common," in the business center, with a granite shaft dedicated to the town's men who fell during the Civil War.

But in case I have not been specific enough in this indication, I might add that Tredick was settled some hundreds of years ago by people who came to the New World from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales: that these people forged, by blood and muscle, a new freedom which they had several times to defend, also with blood and muscle: and that in the month of March of the year 1917 these people were enjoying peace - a peace which their ancestors had fought as the very devil to achieve.

So now you know where Tredick is.

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ISBN-13:
9781331438083
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/15/2015
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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