COLONEL BECOMES COOK.
A story was told by a young Englishman who had returned from Canada, having made in a few short years more money than he would have earned all his life in England. On landing in •the Dominion he trok the first job that was offered him, which happened to be cutting wood to feed the kitchen fire. The cook was also an Englishman, whom the young man was heard to address as "Sir," In reply to a Canadian, who inquired whether it was the custom to address cooks as " Sir,'! the young man replied, " You see, the cook was once a colonel commanding a battalion, and as I had been only a subaltern in the army, it did not occur to me to call him anything else." It must foe realised that the colonial must labour with his hands when occasion arises, arid so far from work being viewed as a, tragedy, as it often is in this country, it is the lack of it that is the tragedy in the Dominions. It is therefore necessary in this, as in many other things, to readjust one's point of view. .Taking these things into consideration, therefore, there is a great deal to be said ■- in favour of the British woman emigrant obtaining her training in the Overseas Dominions, and requests have already been received by the Colonial", Intelligence League from different -parts of the Empire for the establishment of settlements an their midst, and this is one of the chief aims and ideals ■oi the league. . --.''■•
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COLONEL BECOMES COOK., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914
COLONEL BECOMES COOK. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914
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