"OUR SENTRY GO"

BY

JEANNETTE GRACE WATSON

Who goes there?
Undaunted Courage,
"Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love"

RALPH FLETCHER SEYMOUR
Publisher
CHICAGO

1924

Dedicated
TO
MY HUSBAND
Whose Faith and Whose Courage
Transmuted
His Vision into Deeds.

 

THE SKYLARK
AND
THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

Low on the earth is the skylark's nest,---in the soft herbage, and where the little flowers bloom, where littlest creatures find shelter and voices too low for our ears sing their song of Life. The sound of the dew-drop and the sound of the wind when it sweeps by in a storm; voices from the dust and voices from the sky; all these the skylark hears in his nest and he gives it to us as he mounts and sings in a very ecstasy of joy, the blended voice of the common life that is so lovely,---so lovely that when he has poured it forth in rapture, as he wings and swings in the blue, he goes back like a beam of light to hear again voices he can only hear with heart and ear close to little things. So I bring you the story of the world as we have known it in France during the years of war; heard it from the lowly and the great; heard it from people of many lands; heard it in a little house near to the heart of it all.

The story is a "Hymn of Praise," that Honour and Sacrifice and Love have been tried in the balance and not found wanting. Smiles and Tears have served together and above the din and the strife there is still a song of Heavenly sweetness to be heard. The Voice of the People, God's little children growing toward the perfect day when they will all be God's men and know themselves to be "Brethren" one to another.

With grateful acknowledgements
To my friends
EVELYN SCHUYLER SCHAEFFER
and
MARY PERKINS RAYMOND

Glencoe, 1924.

 

CONTENTS

 America

 The End of a Holiday
 The Post of Duty
 American Refugees
 Things Written
 The Ambassador's Committee and The American Ambulance
 Things Written
 A Pilgrim
 News from Belgium
 The American Field Service
 The Volunteers' Hospital Merges Into the Red Cross Ambulance No. 1
 Ouvroir de L'Église Américaine
 More Pilgrims
 Things Written
 Madame Waddington
 The Good Giant
 La Duchesse de Talleyrand
 The American Relief Fund
 The First American Red Cross Gift
 The American Relief Clearing House

 Belgium

 Another Door Opens. Work for the Belgian Army
 Some Proclamations
 Civilian Relief
 The Lace Makers and L'Oeuvre du Soldat Belge
 An Historical Document
 "Le Chiffon de Papier"
 His Fatherland. A Festival at Notre Dame
 Prince Borghese
 The Picture of the King
 Brand Whitlock, Mr. Penfield and Mr. Gerard
 Belgian Orphans
 Herzele. Princesse Marie José
 Belgium's Glory

 Serbia

 M. Vesnitch
 Serbia's Beginnings
 The Battle of Kossovo
 Prince Alexandre
 Madame Grouitch
 Some Americans in Serbia
 Miss Gladwin
 The Testimony of Some Nurses
 Serbia

 England

 England Becomes an Ally
 The Choristers of Holy Trinity Church
 Proclamation of Guillaume II
 The Spirit of the English
 Conditions in England
 Mrs. Hubbard
 The Torpedoing of the Sussex
 A Letter from Captain Graeme Fenton
 Some Americans in England
 An American Bishop at St. Paul's

 Italy

 Things Written

 Poland

 Russia

 Roumania

 France

 As It Was in September, 1914. Devant L'Arc de Triomphe
 The War of the Dolls
 France's Women. The French Red Cross
 Meditations of a Parrot
 Le Bien-Être du Blessé. Titles
 Fontainebleau-Barbizon
 M. Bunau-Varilla. French Charities
 Concerning French Orphans
 Manuel Baudouin
 Flashlights
 Some Letters
 M. and Mme. Siegfried
 M. Bailby's Dinner Party
 As Things Were
 The Blind and the Maimed
 The Passing Days
 The Médaille Militaire. Stories Little but True
 A King's Sister

 America

 Some Americans in France.
 The American Volunteers. Good Friday, 1917.  M. Paul Painlevé
 Paris Welcomes the American Troops. The Volunteers' Flag

 Illustrations


America