Will you tell me a story this evening, father? " asked William P., a fine lad of twelve years of age, the son of General P., who had been a gallant officer in the revolutionary war. "And what story shall I tell you, my son? " said the general. "Something about the war, father. " "You are always for hearing about the war, William, " said General P. "I have told you almost all the stories I recollect. And besides, William, if you love to hear about war so well, when you are young, you will wish to be a soldier, when you become a man.