- Day 540 of the war
- The Leader extols the virtues of conscription:
There are still plenty of eligibles in Orange who don’t care a continental whether they are ruled by Bloodthirsty Bill, or the Grand Lama of Thibet. They still stand at street corners, chew tobacco, expectorate all over the footpath, and pass remarks about your wife or sister as they pass by. It is for these shirkers that conscription is absolutely essential and necessary, and the only one thing that will push them to the front where they are wanted. They forget that they owe their liberty to the Union Jack, which is red with the blood of heroes, blue with the blueness of the sea, and white as the stainless soul of justice. Why do not these slackers play the game like men?