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    Agnes Russell Weekes
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1922 Original Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER V THE Herr Commandant of the Officer Prisoners' Camp at Bollendorf was in a bad temper. There was nothing new in that, for the Commandant had been in a bad temper ever since his arrival. He had taken over the command at Bollendorf only a few days ago: his previous post had been one of more importance and had provided him with luxurious quarters in the gay little city of Luxemburg, where under German occupation a Prussian Colonel could find plenty of opportunities for amusing himself. Unluckily the Colonel's methods of amusement had got him into trouble with some of the best families of the old Luxemburg nobility, who had the bad taste to resent his attentions to their pretty daughters: and as the German Government, in 1918, did not wish to offend the people of Luxemburg, the affair had ended in his being transferred to Bollendorf, a mere pigsty of a provincial village, without a theatre, without a picture palace, without a single pretty girl of the- right sort of birth. The Herr Commandant was very angry, and the officials under him smarted for it. So did the prisoners, but they did not matter so much. On this particular August morning the Herr Commandant's temper had taken the form of poking his fingers into other people's pies. He was rather fond of doing a subordinate's work now and then just to show him how it ought to be done. It was not the Herr Commandant's place to censor the prisoners' letters, but this morning he had ordered the whole pile to be brought to his office, and he was going through them and making remarks in his rasping voice on...  
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