MilColl_WWI_82_Box2_036

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MaryV at Apr 29, 2024 04:40 PM

MilColl_WWI_82_Box2_036

received no discouragement when
the soldiers got their pay last
week after waiting for it two
months. Their lust to spend very
easily overcame the fact that
there was little here to buy and
the sagacity of the shop keepers
likewise [remedied?] the fact that
there was nothing expensive. Cham-
pagne glad to go for five francs
in the morning refused to budge
for twelve francs by midnight of
pay-day. And one soldier who de-
sired mutton chops but couldn't say
so compromised with his ignorance

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MilColl_WWI_82_Box2_036

received no discouragement when
the soldiers got their pay last
week after waiting for it two
months. Their [?trust?] to spend very
easily overcame the fact that
there was little here to buy and
the sagacity of the shop keepers
likewise [???] the fact that
there was nothing expensive. Cham-
pagne glad to go for five francs
in the morning refused to budge
for twelve francs by midnight of
pay-day. And one soldier who de-
sired mutton chops but couldn't say
so compromised with his ignorance

289