"like he got me on to sing in the Stabat Mater by going around saying he was putting Lead Kindly Light to music I put him up to that till the jesuits found out he was a freemason thumping the piano lead Thou me on copied from some old opera yes and he was going about with some of them Sinner Fein lately or whatever they call themselves talking his usual trash and nonsense" (U18.380)
"he says that little man he showed me without the neck is very intelligent the coming man Griffiths is he well he doesnt look it thats all I can say still it must have been him he knew there was a boycott I hate the mention of their politics after the war that Pretoria and Ladysmith and Bloemfontein where Gardner lieut Stanley G 8th Bn 2nd East Lancs Rgt of enteric fever" (U18.385)
"he was a lovely fellow in khaki and just the right height over me Im sure he was brave too he said I was lovely the evening we kissed goodbye at the canal lock my Irish beauty he was pale with excitement about going away or wed be seen from the road he couldnt stand properly and I so hot as I never felt they could have made their peace in the beginning" (U18.389)
"or old oom Paul and the rest of the other old Krugers go and fight it out between them instead of dragging on for years killing any finelooking men there were with their fever if he was even decently shot it wouldnt have been so bad" (U18.394)

Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (1825 - 1904), better known as Paul Kruger, or fondly as Oom Paul (Afrikaans for 'Uncle Paul'), was a prominent Boer resistance leader against British rule, and president of the Transvaal Republic in South Africa.
"I love to see a regiment pass in review the first time I saw the Spanish cavalry at La Roque it was lovely after looking across the bay from Algeciras all the lights of the rock like fireflies" (U18.397)
"or those sham battles on the 15 acres the Black Watch with their kilts in time at the march" (U18.400)
"past the 10 th hussars the prince of Wales own" (U18.401)
"or the lancers O the lancers theyre grand or the Dublins that won Tugela his father made his money over selling the horses for the cavalry" (U18.402)
"well he could buy me a nice present up in Belfast after what I gave him" (U18.404)
"theyve lovely linen up there" (U18.405)

A PC of Donegall Square in Belfast, showing Messrs. Robinson and Cleaver's Royal Irish Linen Warehouse, the largest buiding visible on the left.
"theyve lovely linen up there" (U18.405)
"or one of those nice kimono things" (U18.405)
"I must buy a mothball like I had before to keep in the drawer with them it would be exciting going round with him shopping buying those things in a new city better leave this ring behind want to keep turning and turning to get it over the knuckle there or they might bell it round the town in their papers or tell the police on me but theyd think were married O let them all go and smother themselves for the fat lot I care" (U18.405)
"he has plenty of money and hes not a marrying man so somebody better get it out of him" (U18.411)
"if I could find out whether he likes me I looked a bit washy of course when I looked close in the handglass powdering a mirror never gives you the expression " (U18.412)
"besides scrooching down on me like that all the time with his big hipbones hes heavy too with his hairy chest for this heat always having to lie down for them better for him put it into me from behind the way Mrs Mastiansky told me her husband made her like the dogs do it and stick out her tongue as far as ever she could and he so quiet and mild with his tingating cither can you ever be up to men the way it takes them" (U18.414)
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