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Excerpt from The Book of Lake GenevaIn the hospital area of Beau Desert, in the Department of the Gironde, in October, 1918, the writer stopped beside a bed in one of the wards of United States Base Hospital 22, and said to a wounded soldier justMoreExcerpt from The Book of Lake GenevaIn the hospital area of Beau Desert, in the Department of the Gironde, in October, 1918, the writer stopped beside a bed in one of the wards of United States Base Hospital 22, and said to a wounded soldier just from the Argonne: Buddy, can you think of anything you would particularly like to have, right now?The boy looked up and grinned. You bet I can, he said. Ive been thinking of it ever since I got to this country. Im going to have it again, too - but Ill have to wait a while for it, now.Lets hear what it is, we said. Well see how near we can come to it, anyway.Theres nothing here anywhere near it, he answered. I want one good look at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - if you happen to know where that is.Youre right, we said. Theres nothing over here that is anywhere like it. But, son, we saw that Lake twenty years before you were born, and have been going there ever since. It wont be long after we land in the U. S. A. before we, too, are there for one more good look at it. But if we have to wait a while before we can see it again, we can talk about it, anyway. And by that bedside in France - patients, nurses, doctors, and the dingy surroundings of the rude barrack ward all forgotten - two lovers of Lake Geneva exchanged tales of days beside its waters and of how each planned to spend as much as possible of the rest of life amid its scenes.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.