Soothsayer's Sooth

THE ENEMY Soothsayer's Sooth

The German armored-force corporal nabbed by a U.S. 1st Division patrol hastened to tell his captors that he was no ordinary prisoner. He was, in fact, a soothsayer, scion of a long line of Bavarian seers.

Promptly invited to perform, he responded in the ripe soothsaying tradition of telling the customers what they want to hear. This is what he thought would please American soldiers:

The war would end in March. Adolf Hitler would fly out to sea, never to be seen or heard of again.

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