Excerpt from The Log of a Noncombatant N the following pages the ego is thickly spread. Their publication is the result of persuasion from many sources that, before re turning to the war zone, I should put into con nected form my personal experiences as corre spondent during the first year of the War of Nations. A few of these adventures were men tioned in news letters from the Continent, where I limited myself so far as possible to de scriptions of armies at war and peoples in time of stress; but the greater part of them were merely jotted down from time to time for my own bene fit in The Log of a Noncombatant. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.