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Excerpt from Farmer Hiram on the Worlds WarIn making his bow, Farmer Hiram asks no apologies, and begs nobodys pardon. He did not cause the war, nor even suggest it- but has simply attempted to tell the plain, unvarnished story of the tragicMoreExcerpt from Farmer Hiram on the Worlds WarIn making his bow, Farmer Hiram asks no apologies, and begs nobodys pardon. He did not cause the war, nor even suggest it- but has simply attempted to tell the plain, unvarnished story of the tragic affair. Soon after its outbreak, he felt it an impelling duty to write a true history of the great conflict, and thereby render a service to mankind by rescuing posterity from a perverted and improper conception of the same. Being merely a disinterested spectator, he could only see it from that standpoint- and, consequently, has striven to look upon all relevant matters with an eye of fairness and impartiality. He does not consider himself responsible for the facts - only for relating them. He does not consider himself responsible for mens motives - only for interpreting them. If people dont choose to do right, thats their fault- if Hiram fails to tell the truth about what they do, or why they do it, thats his fault. He could not, of course, expect every one to agree with him on all points- and this fact is pretty good evidence that somebody may be looking through smoked glasses. He has simply given his view of the grim struggle as he sees it, and in his own way- and gladly concedes the same privilege to others. While the greater part of this work was completed amid the dust and grime of the conflict, still, Hiram is perfectly willing that his judgments and conclusions shall be left to the tender mercies of Time, and to the charity of a discriminating public.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.