Shop H.E. Bates Online
ID
b169
Title
"Sorry, No Saccharine."
Genre
Story
Page Count
5
Word Count
1060
Publication Year
1943
Document Types
Flying Officer X Stories
Topics
Pilots, War, Age

A "Flying Officer X" story portraying two participants in the service -- a sixty-year old veteran of three wars and a nineteen-year-old W.A.A.F. The narrator ponders "the courage of the old, who think they know, and of the young, who do not understand." The title refers to a catchphrase used by the waitress when referring to anything unavailable in the mess hall. In There's Something In The Air (1943).