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down to the village and had a very sumptuous meal at the Café Jeanne d'Arc (every village hereabouts has such a café, or garage, or hotel. [[strikethrough]] ) Dom? [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Domremy]] is not far distant.) One of our lieutenants did an exhibition flight for the benefit of the gathered crowd. As a rule it is poor policy to give stunt flights because in the [[strikethrough]]pressure[[/strikethrough]] presence of an expectant mob an aeroplane nine times out of ten refuses to behave properly in the preparatory testing of the engine. We tried two of our new planes before we could get a satisfactory ship and the take off was successful. Each and every one of us who understood the game watched the bus gain altitude amidst a settling peace to our flurried nerves, then the pilot executed a number of commonplace manoevers which we criticized among ourselves as passable. When the machine had landed again the girls and excited elders rushed to the blushing aviator and offered many garlands. He had the pick of the assembly
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