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A CHAFFEUR'S HEART DESIRE

—« EXCITEMENT THAT CAPTIVATES. A cheerful London 'bus conductor has been telling all about his chauffeur '"pals." at tho front. Ho wishes the Army Transport would take conductors, too. "Ten bob a day, a quid a week allowance for the missus, and lots of excitement." he exclaimed. About -100 -'buses of that particular kind, with new 10 h.p. engines, had gone. All the glass was removed, tho sides boarded up, and "tho whole business, including the driver," painted khaki. A driver just returned had been giving my conductor a, thrilling account of life at tho front, rushing up. supplies and ammunition to Mr Thomas Atkins. Ho said it was "worth it" for tho excitement, and ho would go back for nothing. "Talk about driving a 'bus here in London, .with your time schedules and the police!" Out there was the place—tho chauffeur's El Dorado. "There just ain't no speed limit. You keep busting full speed ahead with your engine and •standing on tho throttle. And tho officers, hanging on like death, yell at you to wake up and let her rip." The conductor's eyes positively gleamed. " ' You ain't- in the 'Ackney road now,' they shouts. Oh. it's topping!" One foresees plainly that- after the war the beaten track along the Hackney road will be sheer purgatorial ennui for some chauffeurs.

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A CHAFFEUR'S HEART DESIRE, Issue 15709, 25 January 1915

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A CHAFFEUR'S HEART DESIRE Issue 15709, 25 January 1915

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