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PRIVATE PEAT, by Harold R. Peat, I
Bobbs-Merrill Co.., Indianapolis.
Private Peat wasn't a man to be
their gas bombs; he lay two nights
and a day after he "got his" and wait-
ed for help to come; he took part in
victories; he saw his trench compan-
ions captured just as he was return-
ing with ammunition; and through it
all he kept the fine spirit which is so
characteristic of the Canadians.
whom he cant
says that on
took five mile
raper in the
of the English
kept out of war just because the doc- Though so unpolished as to appear
tors thought he was an inch too small almost crude at times, Mr. Peat's book
around the chest, and he was passed 'is so strikingly sincere that all else
on the strength of a highly original is forgotten in the reading. His whole
tale of the sufferings of his alleged soul is in his story, and the conversa-
Belgian family which, of course, did tional method he employs makes us
not- exist, but which he felt he must feel that we are listening to a soldier's
avenge. And the same do or die spirit , experiences just as he tells them to his
that. carried him past the examiners - friends about the camp-fire. Wholly
and into the First Canadian Contin- unpretentious, with no attempt at
gent, brought him through countless rhetorical beauty, the story is the rare
other much more serious experiences virtue of unvarnished sincerity.
on the battlefield. He was at Ypres The author is at some pains to destroy
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