Airmen O' War

246 THE RAID-KILLERS corner seat in the First Smoker and gave his usual morning greeting to the others there bound for business. “ Well,” he said jovially, “ no Gothas over after all.” “ Never even made a try, apparently,” said the little man opposite. “ Seems odd. Such a perfect night.” “ Very odd.” . . . “ Wonder why . . .” “ I made sure,” said the compartment. “ I don't understand. ...” They didn’t understand. Neither did a many thousands in London who had been equally certain of “ Gothas over ” on such a perfect night. Neither even did they understand in the homes of “ poor little Bantam ” and “ good old H appy,” whither telegrams were already wend­ ing, addressed to the next-of-kin. But the Huns understood. And so did the Raid-Killers. When you pray and hear them a B ab}* prayers to-night, “ Guardian angels keep us safe Till the morning light,” Give a word and give a thought, If you’ve one to spare, To your guardian air men Flying “ over there.” rnnltd l-y 11 a* ell, Wuttun < t Viney Ld., London and A ffa lu ry ,
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