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COLONEL UNDER THE TAP

CAPTUIUvD WHILE A.SLEET. There arc some amusing stories being told ft the ways in which Herman soldiers have een captured. In one case a patrol of french troops entering the village of Xanteuil, from which the Gormans had retired, heard a mysterious noire coming from the collar of a villa. With their rifles ready to fire they wont down the steps and opened the door. There, all snoring loudly, were 17 Bavarian infantrymen and a colonel, who h:id tinned into the wine cellar to try the vintages laid down there. The. colonel had even placed himself flat on his back with hin mouth open under the Spigot of a cask, from which the claret dripped slowly between his lips. It was impossible to' wake the Go: mans from then* drunken slumbers, and they did not regain consciousness until they were In A train, disarmed and under arrest, on tho way to the south of Trance. During the fighting round Meaux n sergeant who was chancing the guard on the outskirts of the- French bivouac found one of hia gentries almost petrified by fright. The man pointed to a field of lucerne in which the crop had already been cut aml was lying in heaps. “Those heaps, revK«uit,'*‘ he sai<l. “ I swear they arc moving by themselves." The sergeant watched them for a moment and saw, too, that tho heaps were gradually moving over tho ground. Calling to tho rest of the guard to follow him he ran towards the nearest of tho uncanny piles of grass. Tefotv he reached it, however, there rose out of its mklst- a German soldier with aims outstretched, who made signals of surrender. '1 he sergeant arrested him and told his men to tiro into some of tho other heaps around. They had only fired one sine when live moi A GermaiiS sprang up. fmm the Itteerno and thirew down th. r rifles They were jUragclers from the army who had tried by surrounding themselves with bundles of grass to creep r.wuy from the Trench lines unobserved.

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COLONEL UNDER THE TAP, Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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COLONEL UNDER THE TAP Issue 15650, 14 November 1914

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