—The Bishop of Nottingham
Let us pray, moreover, most earnestly, for all those who are burdened with the responsibilities of government, especially for His Majesty the King and his Counsellors, as well as for our soldiers, sailors and airmen, and for all those who are our allies in the fight against aggression.
" We shall pray also That God will bless and comfort those who may be stricken with sorrow Through the death of father, brother or son in the course of the war, and for those who are engaged in warfare against us, so many of whom have, like ourselves, prayed for peace and desire war no more than we desire it ourselves."
the car drew up, ' you're not taking us 'ere, are you?'
" I had thought of doing,' replied the warden, with a smile.
"' Aw, don't then,' he was told. ' Take me to a little 'ouse where I can slip round the corner for a pint when I want one, please do, sir!'
" The boys are having a marvellous time. At first there was a little spot of bother about looting orchards, but that has now quietened down. Several of them have patched up an old boat, and with home-made paddles and a tal tered sail they embark on thrilling adventures when the sea is calm.
" We were allotted two little girls, Flo and Doris, aged eight and nine. They are not sisters, but attend the same school and are good friends. Delightful children; within two days we were the best of friends, and already they have given our friends and us most amusing cabaret performances. They know all the latest songs, and Doris is a natural dancer. We have had Top Hat, Boompsa-Daisy, The Chestnut Tree and many others.
" Our girls told us that at home they 'picked ' at their food, but the sea air has given them wonderful appetites."