Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 53
for the disgusting exhibition at the Stadium are so much in the minority that their presence will not be felt yet even those men would have reconsidered their step had they thought for a single moment the precedent they were establishing and what the Mother Land must necessarily think of her sons who are so disloyal.
Frankly I deprecate the action or method taken by Mr Holman and consider the time chosen for his oration most inopportune. Let me see. It was after the Preliminary therefore the crowd would be just warmed up and itching for the principals and an impatient mob of "anything" is hard to manage under the most favorable conditions, therefore