Nancy Gish wrote:
> 1. One source is probably WWI. "Rat's Alley" is apparently one name
> used for the trenches. In letters Eliot more than once tells of Maurice
> Haigh-Wood's tales of shooting rats all night in the trenches.
There is a great Willie & Joe cartoon. They are sleeping in a haystack.
Willie holds a flashlight focused on a rat. Joe holds a 45. "Aim between
the eyes, Joe," says Willie. "They say they charge when wounded." (Bill