Excerpt from The Red Cross Barge
The Herr Doktor moved away his chair from the large round table across half of which, amid the remains of a delicious dessert a large-scale map of the surrounding French countryside had been Spread out.
On the other half of the table ... had been pushed a confusion of delicate white-and - gold coffee-cups and almost empty liqueur-bottles - signs of the pleasant ending to the best dinner the five young Uhlan officers who were now gathered together in this French inn-parlour had eaten since The Day.'
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