I. BEFORE THE WAR
Before the War
EFORE the war," she sighs. "Before the war."
Then blinks 'er eyes, an' tries to work a smile."Ole scenes," she sez, "don't look the same no more.
Ole ways," she sez, "seems to 'ave changed their style,
The pleasures that we 'ad don't seem worth while--Them simple joys that passed an hour away--
An' troubles, that we used to so revile,'Ow small they look," she sez. "'Ow small to-day."This war!"... more...