Land below the Wind

Land below the Wind

Land below the Wind

Land below the Wind

Excerpt

For four years now I have drunk the toast to "Absent Ones" with people whose hearts turn back to a different land from mine, whose thoughts are of another country, whose children play on a different soil. We have spoken of "home," and home to them was England.

In my heart these people are mine, as I hope in their hearts I am theirs. But when we open our mouths to speak, as I do, or when they do not open their mouths to speak, as they do not, there is no mistaking who comes from the United States of America. As an Englishman's wife I think too much has been written on the question of Under- standing the English. When my husband removes his pipe I can understand him almost perfectly, and when he ex-

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