THE DIARY OF A HAPLESS RECRUIT
J. THORNE SMITH, JR. U.S.N.R.F.
WITH 31 ILLUSTRATIONS IN BLACK AND WHITE
RICHARD DORGAN (" Dick Dorgan ") U.S.N.R.F.
FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY
Copyright, 1918, by
Frederick A. Stokes Company All Rights Reserved
Reprinted from THE BROADSIDE A JOURNAL FOR THE NAVAL RESERVE FORCE
To my buddies, an unscrupulous, clamorous crew of pirates, as loyal and generous a lot as ever returned a borrowed dress jumper with dirty tapes; to numerous jimmy legs and P.O.'s whose cantankerous tempers have furnished me with much material for this book; and also to a dog, an admirable dog whom I choose to call Mr. Fogerty, with apologies to this dog if in these pages his slave has unwittingly maligned his character or in any way cast suspicion upon his moral integrity.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
"Biltmore Oswald" Frontispiece
"'Do you enlist for foreign service?' he snapped. 'Sure,' I replied, 'it will all be foreign to me'" 2
"The departure was moist" 3
"Hospital apprentice treated me to a shot of Pelham 'hop'" 4
"I feel like a masquerade" 5
"This, I thought, was adding insult to injury" 6
"Mother kept screaming through the wire about my underwear" 7
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