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A SCRAP OF PAPER

"Will you go to war just for a scrap of paper?" This was the question put -to tho British Ambassador at Berlin on August 4 by tho Imperial German Chancellor. A mocking question. Britain's answer came Swift as tho light and searching as the flame. " Yes. for a scrap of paper we will tight Till our last breath, and God defend the right:" A scrap of paper where a name is set Is strong as duty's pledge and honor's debt. A scrap of paner holds for man and wife The- sacrament of love, the bond of life. A scrap o£ paper may be Holv Writ, With God's eternal word to hallow it. A scrap of paper b':nd« us both to stand Defenders of a neutral neighbor iund. By God. by faith, by honor, yes, we fight To keep our na-ne upon that paper white! —"pivis Amerivaaus."- in. tie 'Outlook.'

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A SCRAP OF PAPER, Evening Star, Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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A SCRAP OF PAPER Evening Star, Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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