"Old Glory"

At a Fourth of July dinner in Shanghai, the English consul toasted the British flag. He said: "Here is to the Union Jack — the flag of flags, the flag that has floated on every continent and every sea for a thousand years, the flag on which the sun never sets."

It was a strong sentiment, and the Americans were a little overawed until Eli Perkins was called to toast the Stars and Stripes. Looking into the proud faces of the Englishmen, he said: —

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