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TO THE EDITOU Sir.—l read a letter in to-night's ' Star,' signed " One who has been taught to think for himself." Oh, the selfishness embodied in it! It is just as well for the credit of the British nation at the present crisis that all those men who are volunteering so nobly for Kitchener's new army, do not think as the writer of the above-mentioned letter does. Evidently he has been badly stung by the sarcasm aimed at such as he, in the letter he alludes to, signed "Too Old Myself." In an effort at saving his face, he raiders himself liable to ha railed n name the reverse oi a hero. It is not of such mottle as ho that British soldiers are made. He admits (or at least implies) that he is not going_ to recruit for active service when there is a possibility that he may return a cripple, if fortunate enough to get back at all. All honor tn the men who are willing to make sacrifices and have the manly courage to stand up fur their King and country and light for right and liberty. A poor look-out for Britain and New Zealand if all her sons were of tin same mind as " One who was taught," etc. If the necessity arose that all of suitable age and health were called on to defend our homos from an invader, 1 wonder if he would still be of the same opinion, or would he allow others to do the fighting while lie plays cricket or attends picture shows and indulges in other luxuries? I am a soldier's sister, and I am glad to know that the thousands now enlisting in Kitchener's army ha\o been taught in a less selfish school, taught io think of others besides self.—l am, etc., A Soldier's Sistep.. December 14.

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THE BRITISH SOLDIER., Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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THE BRITISH SOLDIER. Issue 15677, 16 December 1914

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