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How would you explain ‘Mt. Pleasant’ in the context? Military strategy is interesting. Running an army is similar to running a household of servants. Mother is good at that kind of warfare, she has instincts for reconnaissance and the surprise attack. Officer Ostrain says the United States has the sixteenth largest army in the world, ranking leagues behind Great Britain, Spain, Turkey, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania, and many others. (Mexico was not mentioned.) Our poorly equipped military seems to offend Officer Ostrain to the limits of his brass-buttoned endurance. He says it’s a disgrace that General MacArthur and Major Eisenhower have to stand on Pennsylvania Avenue waiting like common citizens for the Mt. Pleasant trolley car, to get to the Senate chambers. How would you explain ‘Mt. Pleasant’ in the last sentence? Thanks!
Mar 11, 2014 1:37 PM
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Mt. Pleasant is a neighborhood in northwest Washington DC. Presumably the trolley line that stops near the Senate building ends at Mt. Pleasant, so the senators have to take the Mt. Pleasant trolley to get to work.
March 11, 2014
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