Conferences, In Church & Out

When nightfall shut off the brief winter afternoon, the train was sliding swiftly south toward Vermont. Newsmen on the train were bored, listless, let down after the four days of pressure in Ottawa. They had watched 12,000,000 Canadians having their greatest day since the King & Queen visited in 1939; had heard the sturdily sesquipedalian Prime Minister of England wow the House of Commons with his oak-hearted phrases, with a tactful tribute (in French) to the loyal French-Canadians; they had listened as he recalled the 1940 prophecy of French generals, that "in...

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