The bank where we sit might well be on of Sydney's lounge bars, except that the liquid dispensed is weaker & no bar-maid uses such language as the guard does. But the stories that buzz around it are just as startling just as interesting, & just as unreliable. Did you know that the Kaiser is carrying on with a woman? And the Crown Prince gets drunk too.
Water can breed arguments as well. There are always about 20 fellows arguing whether it was a German or British aeroplane that flew over this morning. Half saw red rings on the wings & the other half saw just as distinctly the German black crosses. And there is always a group of aerial experts arguing whether it was an aeroplane or a seaplane, a monoplane or a biplane.
The size of the shells that were flying about