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days, I learned a thousand character traits of the French workman and peasant. Up to that time in the Lyc6e and with the platoon I had mixed only with young men of the middle class, and I had had no opportunity of knowing the people. In the barracks of Seven-Four I slept, I ate, I lived with them. What did I find? Much intelligence and shrewdness. My bonhommes formed opinions of their superiors that were seldom wrong. Our Captain was held in contempt by them; ten years later the war of 1914 showed that he was unworthy to hold command. They adored our Lieutenant, who in the same war died a hero. They encertained an invincible distrust of the powerful and the rich. Patriots by instinct, they did not question their duty to defend the soil of France, and they were ready to give up their lives for their country, always provided it was not for the profit of the `big fellows'.
At first, because they knew I was the son of a great manufacturer, they made life miserable for me. There was nothing easier for them than to get me punished. All they had to do was not execute an order or execute it to the letter. Then, seeing me defenceless in the face of their malice and, moreover, full of good will, they adopted me with a strange rough sort of tenderness and from that moment did their best to protect me from Captain P6try, a nasty beggar, who continued in pure meanness to make a point of honour in finding reasons to confine me to quarters: `Being mess sergeant, he served thirteen portions to squad thirteen which is composed of fourteen men, and fourteen portions to the fourteenth squad which is composed of thirteen men: Four days' confinement to quarters ...'`For not requiring his men to clean adequately under their beds: eight days' confinement to quarters.' This became intolerable. Then came the catastrophe of the general inspection. Petry called together the sergeants and corporals:
`The General,' he said., `has a horror of brooms. He believes that the dust raised by them spreads tuberculosis ... He desires that the floors should be cleaned with mops made of wet rope ... And so mops will be distributed to you and you will see to it that the brooms disappear until after inspection. Explain this to your men ... Do you undetstanda'
I returned to my barracks and passed the word around. Two days later the General arrived. The mop was much in evidence beneath the rifle rack. The General stopped in front of one of my men, unfortunately an illiterate peasant, the stupidest of the lot.
`What do you use to sweep the barracks?' he asked.

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