Guinea girl; a melodrama in three acts, together with the incidental music, here presented for the entertainment of the curious

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Guinea girl; a melodrama in three acts, together with the incidental music, here presented for the entertainment of the curious PDF ebook download General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1922 Original Publisher: George H. Doran company Subjects: Fiction / General Fiction / Classics Fiction / Historical Fiction / Literary Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh 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 II: PORTRAIT OF A TEMPORARY GENTLEMAN IN the years prior to the year 1914 a number of ingenious gentlemen were wont to speculate upon the results of an European war. Their theories may be found. (by those curious in the matter) scattered among the reviews and periodicals of the period. Some even wrote whole books to prove a point — that credit would break down at the very opening of hostilities: that London and Paris would be in ruins in a week upon aerial bombardment: that these islands would be blockaded and starved: that the yellow races would overrun Europe: that Biblical prophecies would be fulfilled: that civilisation would crash: that the end of the world would come. All these gentlemen (as we know) were wrong. The Great European War was, after all, very much like all other wars except that it was a bigger war, in which more guns were used, more ammunition was expended, more money was spent and more men were killed; and it was won at last, as all wars have been won in the end, by the winning side having some men left while the losers had no men left. It was not long-range cannon, nor poison gas: not aerial torpedos, nor directional wireless, nor submarines, nor all the new discoveries in science, nor even that mysterious thing called propaganda, which won the war for the Allies: it was arithmetic. But if many folk had nothing better to do beforethe war than vainly to prophesy about it, th...

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