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l the nations of Europe
. That was over thirty
years ago. Sixteen of t
he great powers sent me
n to represent them. Th
ey met here in Geneva a
nd signed a treaty. One
by one other countries
followed their example
, until now forty gover
nments are pledged to k
eep the promises of the
Red Cross. "They chose
that as their flag in
compliment to Switzerla
nd, where the movement
was started. You see th
ey are the same except
that the colors are rev
ersed. "Now, according
to that treaty, whereve
r the Red Cross goes, o
n sea or on land, it me
The Story of the Red Cross as told to The Little Colonel by Johnston, Annie Fellows, 1863-1931