A lan Seeger and the sympathetic sketch of his life by Mr. William A rcher, in his introduction, cannot have failed to appreciate the motives that led the young A merican, in his great love for France and her cause, to take up arms in her behalf as a common soldier in the ranks of the Foreign Legion. But it is one thing to yield to a generous impulse and quite another to ad here faithfully to a high resolve through wretched and tiresome hours of unaccustomed hardship and distasteful surroundings. In these pages, written from day to day and from week to week, unchanged and unpolished by afterthought, in the endeavor to make them appear nobler and more consistent than they were when first set down in diary or intimate letter, no word will be found, either of complaint, of wavering or of discouragement.
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