Miss Beauchamp's War in Salonika, item 25

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                                         1. X 1919

It is as fair a

morning as you could wish to see for the first of October

thick mist everywhere, but the sun breaking through - the

dream city still a dream as yet behind the fog, not a

minaret to be seen, I'm watching to see what will

show up first ; can't even see a glint where the

Golden Horn is!

On all the last four days I've been up for a bit

wavering on legs that would play tricks of their own; if

you want any chastening of spirit, try three weeks bed

+ then get up + try to preserve your dignity in the eyes

of the world, you'll be humiliated , your heart will

almost fail you, then a miracle will happen

+ you will be told you may go OUT, and you'll clothe

yourself in your right mind + a clean uniform, + will

wobble with  a stick on one side + a friendly arm

on the other, to a lift, (which by the way you last saw

when you were on your way 3 weeks ago to the "theatre"

+ the oblivion which is the bridge between strength and

helplessness), then along the level till you meet the first

obstacle - 6 steps down- you wish  you had at least 4

hands, but a  Porter comes to the rescue + you find

yourself up against obstacle No. 2 - a high step up

into a car! There you get a hoist. + the esctasy

of achievement is once more yours - the car starts -

your head swims - you hold your breath at the apparently



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                                         1. X 1919

It is as fair a

morning as you could wish to see for the first of October

thick mist everywhere, but the sun breaking through - the

dream city still a dream as yet behind the fog, not a

minaret to be seen, I'm watching to see what will

show up first ; can't even see a glint where the

Golden Horn is!

On all the last four days I've been up for a bit

wavering on legs that would play tricks of their own; if

you want any chastening of spirit, try three weeks bed

+ then get up + try to preserve your dignity in the eyes

of the world, you'll be humiliated , your heart will

almost fail you, then a miracle will happen

+ you will be told you may go OUT, and you'll clothe

yourself in your right mind + a clean uniform, + will

wobble with  a stick on one side + a friendly arm

on the other, to a lift, (which by the way you last saw

when you were on your way 3 weeks ago to the "theatre"

+ the oblivion which is the bridge between strength and

helplessness), then along the level till you meet the first

obstacle - 6 steps down- you wish  you had at least 4

hands, but a  Porter comes to the rescue + you find

yourself up against obstacle No. 2 - a high step up

into a car! There you get a hoist. + the esctasy

of achievement is once more yours - the car starts -

your head swims - you hold your breath at the apparently




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  • August 2, 2019 17:07:21 Thomas A. Lingner

                                             1. X 1919

    It is as fair a

    morning as you could wish to see for the first of October

    thick mist everywhere, but the sun breaking through - the

    dream city still a dream as yet behind the fog, not a

    minaret to be seen, I'm watching to see what will

    show up first ; can't even see a glint where the

    Golden Horn is!

    On all the last four days I've been up for a bit

    wavering on legs that would play tricks of their own; if

    you want any chastening of spirit, try three weeks bed

    + then get up + try to preserve your dignity in the eyes

    of the world, you'll be humiliated , your heart will

    almost fail you, then a miracle will happen

    + you will be told you may go OUT, and you'll clothe

    yourself in your right mind + a clean uniform, + will

    wobble with  a stick on one side + a friendly arm

    on the other, to a lift, (which by the way you last saw

    when you were on your way 3 weeks ago to the "theatre"

    + the oblivion which is the bridge between strength and

    helplessness), then along the level till you meet the first

    obstacle - 6 steps down- you wish  you had at least 4

    hands, but a  Porter comes to the rescue + you find

    yourself up against obstacle No. 2 - a high step up

    into a car! There you get a hoist. + the esctasy

    of achievement is once more yours - the car starts -

    your head swims - you hold your breath at the apparently



  • March 29, 2018 20:37:43 Annick Rodriguez

                                             1. X 1919

     ..[strikeout illegible]. It is as fair a

    morning as you could wish to see for the first of October

    thick mist everywhere but the sun breaking through -the

    dream city still a dream as yet behind the fog not a

    minaret to be seen, I'm watching to see what will

    show up first ; can't even see a glint where the

    Golden Horn is!

    On all the last four days I've been up for a bit

    wavering on legs that would play tricks of their own; if

    you want am chastening a spirit try three weeks bed

    + then get up + try to preserve your dignity in the eyes

    of the world, you'll be humiliated , your heart will

    almost fail you.  ..[smudge].  then a miracle will happen

    + you will be told you may go OUT and you'll clothe

    yourself in your right mind + a clean uniform, + will

    wobble with  a stick in on one hand side + a friendly arm

    on the other, to a lift, (which by the way you last saw

    when you were on your way 3 weeks ago to the "theatre"

    + the oblivion which is the bridge between strength and

    helplessness) then along the level till you meet the first

    obstacle - 6 steps down- you wish  you had at least 4

    hands, but a  .[strikeout illegible]..   .Porter..  comes to the rescue + you find

    yourself up against obstacle No. 2- a high step up

    into a car! There you get a hoist. + the esctasy

    of achievement is once more yours- the car starts

    your head swims- you hold your breath at the apparently




  • March 29, 2018 20:36:24 Annick Rodriguez

                                             1. X 1919

     ..[strikeout illegible]. It is as fair a

    morning as you could wish to see for the first of October

    thick mist everywhere but the sun breaking through -the

    dream city still a dream as yet behind the fog not a

    minaret to be seen, I'm watching to see what will

    show up first ; can't even see a glint where the

    Golden Horn is!

    On all the last four days I've been up for a bit

    wavering on legs that would play tricks of their own; if

    you want am chastening a spirit try three weeks bed

    + then get up + try to preserve your dignity in the eyes

    of the world, you'll be humiliated , your heart will

    almost fail you.  ..[smudge].  then a miracle will happen

    + you will be told you may go OUT and you'll clothe

    yourself in your right mind + a clean uniform, + will

    wobble with  a stick in on one hand side + a friendly arm

    on the other, to a lift, (which by the way you last saw

    when you were on your way 3 weeks ago to the "theatre"

    + the oblivion which is the bridge between strength and

    helplessness) then along the level till you meet the first

    obstacle - 6 steps down- you wish  you had at least 4

    hands, but a  .[strikeout illegible]..   .Porter..  comes to the rescue + you find

    yourself up against obstacle No. 2- a high step up





  • March 29, 2018 20:31:44 Annick Rodriguez

                                             1. X 1919

     ..strikeout illegible. It is as fair a

    morning as you could wish to see for the first of October

    thick mist everywhere but the sun breaking through -the

    dream city still a dream as yet behind the fog not a

    minaret to be seen, I'm watching to see what will

    show up first ; can't even see a glint where the

    Golden Horn is!

    On all the last four days I've been up for a bit

    wavering on legs that would play tricks of their own; if

    you want am chastening



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    Salonika

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  • Story location Salonika


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19509 / 221724
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Sarah Wedderburn
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


October 1, 1919
  • English

  • Balkans

  • Women



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