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PfiT O'BRIEN- SP
CITAPTKIt I—lntroductory. Pat O'Brien
tells of his purpose In writing the story
of his adventures.
CHAPTER fl—Tells of his enlistment in
the Koyal Flying corps, Ills training In
Canada and Ills transfer to France for ac
CHAPTER lll—Describes fights in which
lie brought down two German airplanes
and his final fight in which lie was
brought down wounded within the Ger
man lines and was made a prisoner of
CHAPTER IV—Discovers that German
hospital staff barbarously neglected the
fatally wounded and devoted their ener
gies to restoring those who might be
returned to the tiring lines. Witnesses
death in light of his best chum, Lieut.
CHAPTER V*-He is taken to tho of
ficers' prison camp at Courtral. There ho
began planning his escape. By great sac
rifice lie manages to save and hide away
two dally rations of bread.
CHAPTER Vl—He confiscates a map of
Germany and Just half an hour later Is
put on a train bound for a prison camp
111 Germany. He leaps through a window
while the train is traveling at a rate of HO
The Prison Camp at Courtrsl.
From the Intelligence department I
was conveyed to the officers' prison
camp at Courtral In an automobile. It
was about an hour's ride. My escort
.was one of the most fJlmous flyers In
the world, burring none. He was later
killed in action, but I was told by an
English airman who witnessed his last
combat, that he fought a game battle
and died a hero's death.
The prison, which had evidently
been a civil prison of some kind before
the war, was located rlgttt In the heart
of Courtral. The first building We ap
proached was large and In front of
the archway, which formed the main
entrance, was a sentry box. Here wo
were challenged by the sentry, who
knocked on the door; the guard turned
the key In the lock and I was admit
ted. We passed through the archway
and directly Into a courtyard, on which
faced all of the prison buildings, the
windows, of course, being heavily
barred. After I had given my pedigree
—my name, age, address, etc. —I was
shown to a cell with bars on the win
dows overlooking this courtyard. 1
was promptly told that at night we
were to occupy these rooms, but I had
alrendy surveyed the surroundings,
taken account of the number of guards
and the locked door outside, and con
cluded that my chances of getting
away from some other plnce could be
no worse than In that particular cell.
As I had no hnt,rny helmet being the
only thing I had worn over the lines,
I was compelled either to go bare
headed or wear the red cap of the
Bavarian whom I had shot down on
that memorable day. It can be im
agined how I looked attired in a Brit
ish uniform nnd a bright red cop.
Wherever I was taked my outfit
aroused considerable curiosity among
the Belgians and German soldiers.
When I arrived at prisfan that day I
still wore this cap, and as I was taken
into the courtyard, my overcoat cover
ing my uniform, all that the British
officers, who happened to be sunning
themselves In the courtyard, could see
was the red cap. They afterwards told
me they wondered who the "bug Hun"
wns with the bandage on his mouth.
This enp I mnnnged to keep with me,
but was never allowed to wear It on
the walks we "took. I either went bare
headed or borrowed a cap from some
At certain hours each day the pris
oners were allowed to mingle In the
courtyard, and on the first occasion of
this kind I found that there were 11
officers Imprisoned there besides my
They had here interpreters who
could speak all languages. One of
them was a mere boy who had been
born In Jersey City, N. J., nnd had
spent all his life in America until
the beginning of 1914. Then he moved
with his folks to Germany, and when
lie became of military age tho Huns
forced him Into the army. I think if
the truth were known ho would much
rattier have been fighting for America
than against her.
I found that most of tho prisoners
remained at Courtral only two or
three days. From there they were In
variably taken to prisons in the inte
rior of Germany.
Whether it was because I was an
Afoerican or because I was "a flyer, I
don't know, but this rule was not foi
loued in my case. I remained there
During this period Courtral was con
stantly bombed by our airmen. Not a
single day or night passed without one
or more air raids. In the two weeks
I was there I counted 21 of them. Tho
town suffered a great deal of damage.
Evidently our people were aware that
the Germans hud a lot of troops con
centrated In this town and besides the
headquarters stuff was stationed there.
The kaiser himself visited Courtral
while I was In the prison, I was told by
one of the Interpreters, but he didn't
call on mo, and for obvious reason* I
couldn't call on him.
The courtyard wait not a very popu
lar place during air raid*. Several
times when our airmen raided that
section In thfe day time I went out and
watch«l the machine* and the shrapr
nel bursting all around; but the Ger
m;i(ix did not crowd out these, for their
own antiaircraft guns were hammer
ing away to keep our plane* as high
In the sky as oossible. and uhell* wera
likely to fall "in the prison yard any
moment. Of course X watched these
battles at my own risk. Many nights
from my prison window I wntchcd
with peculiar interest the air raids
carried on, and it was a wonderful
sight with the German searchlights
playing on the sky, the "flaming on
ions" fired high and the burst of the
antiaircraft guns, but rather an un
comfortable sensation when I realized'
that perhaps the very next minute a
bomb might be dropped on the building
in which I was a prisoner. But per
haps all of this was better than no
excitement at all, for prison life soon
became very monotonous.
One of the hnrdest tilings I had to
endure throughout the two weeks I
spent there was the sight of the Hun
machines flying over Courtral, know
ing that perhaps I never would have
another chance to fly, und'l used to sit
by the hour watching the German ma
chines maneuvering over tire prison,
as they had an airdrome not far away
and every afternoon the students —or
I took them for students beeause their
flying was very poor—appeared over
the town. One certain Hun seemed to
find particular satisfaction in flying
right down over the prison nlgHtly, for
my special discomfort and benefit, It
seemed, as If he knew an airman Im
prisoned there wns vainly longing to
' try his wings again over their lines.
But I used to console myself by say
ing: "Never mind, old boy, there was
never a bird whose wings could not
be clipped If they get him Just right,
and your turn will come some day."
One night there was an exception
ally heavy air raid going on. A num
ber of German officers came Into my
room, and they all seemed very much
frightened. I Jokingly remurked that
It would be fine If our airmen hit the
old prison—the percentage would be
very satisfactory—one English officer
and about ten German ones. They
didn't seem to appreciate the Joke,
however, and, Indeed, they were ap
parently too much alarmed at what
was going on overhead to laugh even
at their own Jokes. Although these
night raids seem to take all the starch
out of the Germans while they are
going on, the officers were usually as
brave as lions the next day and spoke
contemptuously of the raid of the
I saw thousands of soldiers in Cour
tral, and although they did not Im
press me as having very good or abun
dant food, they were fairly well
clothed. I do not mean to Imply that
conditions pointed to an early end of
the war. On the contrary, from what
I was able to observe on that point,
unless the Huns have an absolute crop
failure they can, In my opinion, go on
for years I The Idea of our being able
to win the wnr by starving them out
strikes me as ridiculous. This is a
war that must be won by fighting, and
the sooner we realize that fact the
sooner It will be over.
Itlslng hour in the prison was seven
o'clock. Breakfast came at eight. This
consisted of a cup of coffee and noth
ing else. If the prisoner had the fore
sight to save some bread from the pre
vious day, he hod bread for breakfast
also, -but that never happened in' my
case. Sometimes we hud two cups ol
coffee, that Is, neur-coffee. It was
really chicory or some cereal prepara
tion. We had no luiik or sugar.
For lunch they guve us boiled sugar
beets or some other vegetable, and
once in a while some kind of pickled
meat, but that happened very seldom.
We also received a third of a loaf ol
bread—war bread. This war bread
was as heavy as a brick, black and
sour. It was supposed to lost us from
noon one day to noon the next. Ex
cept for some soup, this was the whole
Dinner came at 6:30 p. m., wbea w«
sometimes had a little Jam made oat
of sugar beets, and a preparation
called tea, which you had to shake vig
orously or it settled la the bottom ol
the cup, and then about ail you had
was hot water. This "tea" was a sad
blow to the Englishmen. If It hadn't
been called tea they wouldn't have felt
so badly about It, perhaps, but It Was
adding Insult to Injury to call that
stuff "tea," which with them Is almost
a national institution.
Sometimes with -Ulls meal they gave
us batter Instead ofJSlttrand once la
a while we bad some kind of canned
This comprised the usual run of eat
ables for the day—l cun est store than
that for breakfast I * In the days that
were to come I learned that I waS to
fure considerably worse.
We were allowed to send oat and
buy a few things, but as most of the
prisoners were without funds this was
bat an empty privilege. Once I took
advantage of the privilege to send my
shoes to a Belgian shoemaker to be
half -soled. Tbey charged me 20
Once la a while a Belgian Ladies'
Relief society visited the prison and
brr ht us handkerchiefs, American
soap—which sells at about $1.60 a
bar In Belgium—toothbrushes and
. other lltUe articles, all of which were
American made, but whether they
were supplied by the American re
j lief committee or not I don't know,
i At any rate, these gift* were, mighty
useful and were very much appre-
One day I offered a button off my
; uniform to one of these Belgian ladies
j as a souvenir, bat s German guard
saw and I was -u«wed to
GRAHAM, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1918
go near the visitors afterwards.
The sanitary conditions in this
prison camp were excellent as a gen
eral propositloh. One night, however,
I discovered that I had been cap
tured by "cooties."
This was a novel experleace to me
and one that I would haire been very
willing to have missed, becuuse in
the flying corps our airdromes are a
number of miles back of the lines and
we have good billets and our acquaint
ance with such things as-"cooties" and
other unwelcome visitors is very lim
When I discovered my condition, I
made a holler and roused the guard,
and right then I got another example
of German efficiency.
This guard seemed to be even more
perturbed about my complaint than I
myself, evidently fearing that ho would
be blamed for my condition.
The commandant was summoned
and I could see that he an
gry. Someone undoubtedly got a se
vere reprimand for it.
I was-taken out of my cell by a
guard with a rifle and conducted about
a quarter of a mile from the prison
to an old factory building which had
been converted lnts an eluborate fumi
gating plant. There4l was given a
pickle bnth In some kind of solutioa,
and while I was absorbing It my
clothes, bed clothes and whatever else
had been In my cell was being put
through another fumigating process.
While I was waiting for my things
to dry—it took perhaps half an hour—
I had a chance to observe about one
hundred other victims of "cooties"—
German soldiers who Ifttd become in
fested in the trenches. We were all
nude, of course, but apparently It was
not difficult for them to recognize me
as a foreigner even without my uni
form on, for none of them made any
attempt to talk to me, although they
were very busy talking about me. I
could not understand what they were
saying, but I knew I was the butt of
most of their Jokes and they made no
Facsimile of the Check Given to Lieutenant O'Brien as a Joke by Lieutenant
Dickson When They Were Fellow Prisoners st Courtral.
effort to conceal the fact that I "was
the subject of conversation.
When I got back to my cell I found
that it had been- thoroughly fumigated,
and from that time on I had no further
trouble with "cooties" or other visi
tors of the same kind.
As we were not allowed to write
anything but prison cards, writing was
out of the question; and as we had no
reading matter to speak of, reading
was nil. We had nothing to do to
pass away the time, so consequently
curds became our only diversion, for
we did, fortunately, have some of
There wasn't very much money as a
rule in circulation, und I think for onco
In my life I held most of Hint, not due
to uny particular ability on my part
in the game, but I huppened to have
several hundred francs In my pockets
when shot down. But we held a lot
tery thut was watched without quite
such intense Interest as that. The
drawing wns always held the day before
to learn who was the lucky man. There
tras as much speculation as to who
would win the prize as If It lutd been
the finest treasure In the world. The
grent prize was one-third of a loaf of
bread. Through some arrangement,
which I never quite figured out, It
happened that among the eight or ten
officers who were tjiere with mo, there
was alwuys one-third of a loaf of
bread over. There wus Just one way
of getting thut bread, and that was to
draw lots. Consequently thut was what
started the lottery. I believe If a man
hud ever been inclined to cheat he
would huve been sorely tempted In this
instance, but the game was played ab
solutely square, and If a man bad been
caught cheating the chances are thut
he would have been shunned by the
Test of the officers as long as he was
in prison. I was fortunate enough to
win the prize twice.
One man—and I think he wus the
smallest eater In the camp—won It on
three successive duys, but It was well
for hltn that his luck deserted him on
the fourth day, for he probably would
huve been handled rather roughly by
the rest of tho crowd, who were grow
ing suspicious. But we bandied the
drawing ourselves and knew there wus
nothing crooked about it, so he wus
We were allowed to buy pears, ami
being small and very hard, they were
used as the stakes in many a game.
But the interest In these little games
was us keen as If the stakes had been
piles of money Instead of two or three
half-starved pears. No man wus ever
so reckless, however, In all tho betting
as to wager bis own rations.
By the most scheming and sacrific
ing I ever did In my life I managed to
board two pieces of bread (grudgingly
spared at tbe time from my dally ra
tions), but I was preparing for the day
when I should escape—lf I ever should.
It was not a sacrifice easily made
either, but Instead of eating bread I
ate pears until I finally got one piece
of bread ahead; and when I could
force myself to stick to tbe pear diet
again, I saved the other piece from
that day's allowance, and In days to
come I had cause to credit myself fully
for the foresight.
Whenever a new prisoner came In
and his German hosts had satisfied
themselves as to his life history and
taken down all the details—that Is all
he would give them—he was Immedi
ately surrounded by his fellow prison
ers, who were eager for any bit of
news or Information he could possibly
give tbem, and as a rule he was glad
to tell us, because. If he had been In
the hands of the Huns for any length
of time, he had seen very few English
The conditions of this prison were
bad enough when a man was in nor
mally good health, but It was barbar
ous to subject a wounded soldier to
the hardships and discomforts of the
place. However, this was the fate of
a poor private we discovered there one
day In terrific pain, suffering from
Hlirapnel In his stomach and back. All
of us officers asked to have him sent
to a hospital, bat the doctors curtly
refused, saying It was against orders.
So the poor creature went on suffering
from day to day and was rftlll there
when I left—another victim of Ger
At one time In this prison camp there
were a French marine, n French flying
officer, two Belgian soldiers, and of the
United Kingdom one from Canada, two
from England, three from Ireland, a
couple from Scotlund, one from Wales,
a man from South Africa, one from
Algeria, antV a New Zeulunder, the
latter being from my own squudron, a
man whom I thought had been killed,
and he wns equally surprised when
brought' into the prison to find me
there. In ndditlon there were n Chi
naman and myself frart the 0. S. A
It v.us quite a cosmopolitan group
nnd as one typical Irishman said,
"Sure, and we haye every nation that's
worth mentioning, including tho darn
Germans with us whites." Of course
this wns not translated to the Ger
mans, nor was It even spoken In their
hearing, or we probably would not
have had quite so cosmopolitan a bunch.
Each man in the prison was ready to
uphold his native country In any argu
ment that could possibly be started,
und It goes without suylng that I never
took a back seat In any of them with
my praise for America, with the Cana
dian and Chtnnman chiming In on my
sld*r But they were friendly argu
ments; we were all In the same boat
and that was no place for quarreling.
Every other morning, the weather
allowing, we were taken to a largo
swimming pool and were allowed to
have a bath. There were two pools,
one for the German officers and one
for the men. Although we were offi
cers, we had to use the pool occupied
by the men. While we were In swim
ming a German guard with a rifle
across his knees sat at each comer of
the pool and watched us closely as
we dreSsed and undressed. English
Interpreters accompanied us on all of
those trips, so at no time could we
talk without their knowing what was
Whenever wo were taken out of the
prison for any purpose they always
paraded us thru, ugh the most crowded
streets —evidently to give the |>opu
lace an Idea that they were getting
lots of prisoners. The German sol
diers wo passed on these occasions
made no effort to hide their smiles
The Belgian people were apparent
ly very curious to see us, and they
used to turn out In large numbers
whenever the word was passed that
we wero out. At times tho German
guards would strike the women and
children who crowded too closo to us.
One day I smiled and spoke to a
pretty girl, and when she replied, a
German made a run for her. Luckily
she stepped Into tho house before he
reached her, or I am afraid my snlu
tutlon would have resulted seriously
for her and I would have been power
less to have assisted her.
Whenever wo passed a Belgian
home or other building which had
been wrecked by bombs by our airmen
our guards made us atop a moment
or two while they passed sneering
remarks among themselves.
One of the most Interesting souve
nirs 1 huve of livy Imprisonment ut
Courtral is a photograph of a group
of us tukeu In the prison courtyard.
The picture wus made by one of tho
guards, who sold copies of It to those
of us who were able to pay his
price—one mark apiece.
As we faced the cumera I suppose
we all tried to look our happiest, but
tho majority of us, I am afraid, were
too sick at heart to raise a smile,
even for this occasion. One of our
Hun guards is shown In the picture
seated at the tuble. I am stuiidlng
directly behind lilm, attired In iny fly
ing tunic, which they allowed mo to
wear ull the time I wus In prison, 11s
Is the usual custom with prisoners of
war. Three of the British officers
shown In the picture. In the fore
ground, are clad in "shorts."
Through all my subsequent adven
tures I was able to retain u prfnt Of
tills Interesting picture, and although
when I gaze at it now It only serves
to lucrease my gratification at my ulti
mate escape, It fills i»e with reicret to
think that my fellow prisoners were
not so All of them by this
time are undoubtedly eating their
hearts up In the prison camps of In
terior Germany. I'oor fellows 1
Despite the scanty fare and the re
strictions we were under In this prison,
we did manage on one occasion to ar
range a regular banquet. The plan
ning which was necessary helped to
pass the time.
At this time there were elgbt of us.
We decided that the principal thing
we needed to make the afTsir a suc
cess was potatoes, and I conceived a
plan to get them. Every other a ften
noon they took us for a walk In the
country, and It occurred to me that
It would be a comparatively. simple
matter for us to pretend to be tired
and sit down when we 09me to the
first potato patch.
It worked put nicely. When we
came fo (lie first potuto putcff thai
afternoon, we told our guards that we
wanted to rest a bit_ and we .were
allowed to sit down. In the course
of the next five minutes each of us
managed to get a potatq or two. Be
ing Irish, I. got six.
When we got back to the prison, 1
managed to steal a handkerchief full
of sugar, which, with some apples that
we were allowed to purchase, we eas
ily converted Into a sort of Jam.
Wo now had potatoes and Jain, but
no bread. It huppened that tho Hun
who had charge of the potatoes wat
a great musician. It was not very
difficult to prevail upon him to play
us some music, and while he went out
to get his zither I went Into the bread
pantry and stole a loaf of bread.
MoKt of us had saved some butter
from the day before, aixf we used It
to fry our potatoes. By bribing oue
of the guards, he bought some eggs for
us. They cost 25 cents apiece, but we
were determined to make this banquet
a success, no matter what It cost.
The cooking was done by the prison
cook, whom, of course, wo had to
When tho meal was ready to serve
it consisted of scrambled eggs, fried
potatoes, bread and Jam, and a pitch:!!
of beer which we were allowed to buy.
That wss the 20th of August. Had
I known, that It was to be. lust
real meal that I was to eat for tuuny
wßelts, I might have enjoyed It nvpp
more thnn I did, but it was certainly
We had cooked enough for eight, but
yhlle we were still eating, another
JolncifiM. 110 was an English officer
who lutd Just been brought In on a
stretcher. For seven duys, he told us.
he bad lain In a shell hole, wounded,
and he was almost famished, und wo
were mighty glud to sharo our ban
quet wltii him.
We culled on each man for a speech,
and one might lmvo thought thut we
were at n first-class club meeting. A
few duys after thut our party was
broken up and some of tho men, I sup
pose, I shall never see again.
One of the souvenirs of my adven
ture Is a check given me during this
-Vbunquet" by Lieut. James Henry
Dickson of the Tenth ltoyal Irish Eu
sileers, a follow prisoner. It was for
■2O francs und wns made payable to
the order of "Mr. Fat O'Brien, 2nd
Lieut." Poor Jim forgot to scrutch
out tho "London" and substitute
"Courtral" on the date line, but Its
value as a souvenir Is Just as great.
When lie gave It to me he had no idea
that I would havo an opportunity so
soon afterward to cash It In person,
although I am quite suro that what
ever flnunclul reverses I may be des
tined to meet, my want will never be
great enough to Induce me to realize
on that check.
There was one subject thnt was
talked about In this prison whenever
conversation lagged, and I suppose It
Is the same Hi other prisons too. What
wero the chunces of escape
Every man seemed to have a differ
ent Idea and one way, I suppose, wus
about us Impracticable as another.
None of us ever B¥,-*«i t/i ant. u
H_ __ Bf* id *E
z**Mo*, o - _m v ■ "4
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Prom a Photograph Taken In the Courtyard of the Officer* Priton at Courtral,
Which Lieutenant O'Brien Preaerved Throughout Hla Perlloua Journey.
O'Brien la Shown Standing Behind tha German Quard, Who Blt* at tha
Table In tha Center of the Oroup.
chance to put our Ideas Into execution,
but It wus interesting speculation, and
anyway one can never tell what op
portunities might present themselves.
One suggestion was that we disguise
ourselves as women, "O'Brien would
stand u better chance disguised us a
horse I" declared another, referring to
tbe fact that my height (I am six feet
two Inches) would make mo more con
spicuous us a woman than as a man.
Another suggested that wo steal a
German Gotha—a type of airplane
used for long-distance bombing. It Is
these machines which ore used for
bombing London. They are manned
by three men, one sitting In front with
a machine gun, the pilot sitting behind
him and an observer sitting In tbe rear
with another machine gun. We fig
ured that, at a pinch, perhaps, seven
or elgbt of us could make our escape
In a single machine. They have two
motors of very high horse power, fly
very high and make wonderful speed.
But we had no chance to put this Idea
to the test.
I worked out another plan by which
I thought I might huve a chance if I
could ever get Into one of tha German
airdromes. *1 would'conceal myself In
one of the hangars, watt until one of
the German machines started out, and
as he taxied along the ground I would
rush out, shout at the top of my voice
and point excitedly at his wheels. This,
I figured, would cause the pilot to stop
and get out to see what was wrong.
By that time I would be up to him, and
as he stooped over to Inspect the ma
chine, I could knock him senseless,
jump into the machine and be over the
lines before the Huns could make up
their minds just what had happened.
It was a fine dream, but my
chance was not to come that way.
There were dozens of other ways
which we considered. One man would
be for endeavoring to make his way
right through the lines. Another
thought the safest plftn would be to
swim some river that crossed the lines.
The Idea of making one's way to
Holland, a neutral country, occurred
to everyone, but the one great obstacle
In that direction, we ull realized, was
the great barrier of barbed and elec
trically charged wire which guards ev
ery foot of the frontier between Bel
glum and Holland, and which Is closely
watched by the German sentries.
This barrier was a three-fold affair.
It consisted first of a burbed wire wall
six feet high. Six feet beyond that
was n nine-foot wall of wire power*
fully charged with electricity. To
touch It meant electrocution. Ileyond
that, lit' a distance of six fefct, was
another wall of barbed wire six feet
Beyond the barrier lay Holland and
liberty, but how to get there was a
problem which none of us could solve
and few of us ever expected to have
a chance to try.
Mine came sooner than I expected.
To be continued.
SUBMARINE ATTACK ON
Orleans, Mm. —An enemy submar
ine attacked a tow off the eastermost
point of Cape Cod. sank three barges,
act a fourth and their tug on Are and
dropped four shells on the mainland.
The action lasted au hour and wait un
challenged except for two hydroplane*
from the Chatham aviation atatlon,
which circled over the U4>oat causing
her to submerge, for only a moment,
to reappear and resume firing.
The crew of the tow numbering 41
and Including threo women and fir*
children, escaped amid the shelUre
in lifeboats. Several were wounded,
but only one seriously.
The attack waa without warning and
only the poor marksmanship of the
German gunners permitted the escape
of the crews. The one-sided light
took place three mllea south of the
Orleans coastguard station, which U
located midway between Chatham, at
the elbow, and Highland light at the
extreme tip of the cape. The firing
was heard for miles and brought
thousands to the beach from which
the flashes of the gune and the out
line of bte U-boat were plainly visible.
Possible da«K«r to iho onroofiers wii
not thought of unlit » shell whined
over their head* and xplashed in a
pond * mile Inland Three other
shells burled themselves In the sand.
1,200,000 UNITED STATE#
SOLDIERS SENT OVER
Washngton. Ttye high water mark
of the German offensive movement in
France ha* been reached and the Ini
tiative now 1* panalng to the allied
and American armies, General March,
chief of staff, told member) of the sen
ate military committee. Later he an
nounced that American troop ship
ments had now exceeded 1,200.000
men. Insuring the man power \o hold
the initiative on the western front.
The postul censorship hoard, post of
fice department, announces that trans
lator* of Spanish are In demand at
New York and other port cltle*. These
position* are o|»en to women who can
translate accuratelyjind quickly.
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U. Weston, Pastor.
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