David J. Castleman letter to Mary Pride Jones, 18 April 1919
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orchestra ceased playing the other commenced. There are many English officers here and they are dandy fellows; but their dancing is miserable- I felt strongly tempted to get up & at least give them a slight conception of how it should be done-that is, just plain two-step. You know all Europe dances the two-step & that is about all one sees now. Well, my two little eggs & a mug of beer cost me 13 francs- something over $2.00
The Belgians seem to have a marked feeling of friendliness for Americans. Today I asked a soldier if it was permitted to enter a certain door at the depot. He smiled & replied that it was interdit but that Americans could go anywhere they pleased. Everyone you meet gives you a pleasant look & they frequently come up & offer to give you any information you might want. One took another Capt. & myself all thru the