WAR AND SPORT.
A FOREIGNER SURPRISED. A distinguished foreign journalist expressed to a Londoner his complete inability to comprehend the British temperament. “Here," he said, “you are fighting the greatest fight in the history of your race. It is obvious te every intelligent foreigner that you are now being called upon to make a supreme effort to maintain your proud position among the peoples of the earth. “ I came here to London expecting to find every Englishman hastening to fit himself for the fray. Yet what do I find. I take a ride on an omnibus and pass your Lord’s Cricket Ground- There I see gplendidly-buiit young fellows leisurely and gracefully playing the game, as though you were passing through a period of the most profound peace. “ More than this, I see thousands of men, the majority of whom are obviously well capable of shouldering a rifle, basking in the sunshine and watching these players comfortably; and I really believe that they will never be roused to the realities of the situation until a German Zeppelin passes over Lord’s and diops a bomb among them.”
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WAR AND SPORT., Evening Star, Issue 15636, 29 October 1914