"Hello Marine!" General X, of the Leathernecks, sitting in a comfortable chair in an obscure corner of the Army and Navy Club, looked up from his book to see his old friend and shipmate Admiral Y.
Admiral Y had graduated from the Naval Academy a few years before General X, but in their early life they had been thrown closely together on a three-year cruise on the old Swastika and had become fast friends. The Admiral was on the retired list after a brilliant career. He was in a talkative mood.
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