[April 5th 2008]
[Title] 'Swept and Garnished' See Luke 11,25. 'And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished'.
[Page 408, line 6] the radiator at once receded towards the horizon She has started to have hallucinations.
[Page 408, line 31 onwards] the yellow cut-glass handles ... The lavish appointments of the apartment are in a style which Kipling would have found repugnant.
[Page 410, line 22] 'What news?' The story is set in the early days of the war, and she is asking for news of the attack on Belgium.
[Page 410, line 25] 'Another victory' The Belgian army had put up a brave resistance, but was no match for the German forces.
[Page 414, line 10] 'We can't...there isn't anything left Some Belgian villages had been destroyed as an act of terror. See the headnote.
[Page 414, line 22] 'We are waiting for our people to come for us...' After the Germans have been defeated the avenging armies of their victims will come to Berlin.
[Page 414, line 32] The five gave the names of two villages of which she had read in the papers... See the headnote.
[Page 416, line 29] when she suggested an Emperor's palace, they agreed with her The British saw this as very much 'The Kaiser's War'.
[Page 418, line 7] 'Oh, you hurt, you hurt!' he cried See the headnote.
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