By Hugh Ashton
David Slater, a conscript within the Nineteen Twenties military of the Confederacy, faces a challenge. whilst he and his regiment have been shipped to Germany to aid level a coup there, his Limey fellow-soldier Brian was once appearing unusually. David now has the alternative of reporting his ally to his commanding officials, or holding quiet and simply doing his activity: getting ready for the arriving of Bismarck, the enormous Zeppelin flying Hitler and his Nazi cohorts to satisfy their new allies, the Confederates.
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We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, who washes away our sins, and will receive us when we arrive at the gates of glory. ” Brushing the dust from their knees, the two stood up, and resumed scanning the fence in silence. ” Jefferson Davis III, third President of the Confederate States of America, regarded his visitor to the Southern Executive Mansion with some amusement. He crossed his manicured hands over his paunch, leaned back in his chair, and cocked a quizzical eyebrow. ” There was a pause while this was interpreted, and the slight, mustached German replied with a few words.
Private Slater, this is better than the Colonel’s own writing. ” “Well, Private Slater, I’m going to get you promoted to Corporal and you’ll become the assistant company orderly. You’re too smart to be out on the fence all day. You’ll be inside, out of the hot sun, checking papers from HQ and letting me know what’s going on, and sending my answers back to HQ. Fellow we have now gets sick mighty often, and the paperwork piles up while he’s puking up his guts. ” “Yes sir. ” “Thank your Limey friend.
Davis rolled the title of the political party round in his mouth. “‘National Socialist German Workers’ Party’, huh? Sounds to me like you’re trying to be all things to everyone. Bit of nationalism, bit of socialism, appeal to the workers. ” The German smiled, almost for the first time in the conversation. “I’m glad you appreciate our points on this matter, Mr. ” “But Mr. Hitler,” Davis was standing up now, and moving around his desk to lay a hand on his visitor’s shoulder. Hitler flinched a little at the physical contact, but Davis affected not to notice.
Beneath Gray Skies by Hugh Ashton