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`But, mon Capitaine,' I said, `I should rather go with the others; I want to fight in this war.'
`You'll have plenty of time to do that,' said Ridel. `It will be a long war. And you must think of your unfortunate wife. She has explained the situation to my wife: she has no family in this country; she has not yet become a part of yours; she has not recovered from the nervous shock of her confinement. She is concealing her condition from you, but she is desperate.'
Later I often blamed myself for my blindness at that time. Men never understand the dreadful weariness of women. The woman I adored was suffering from nervous exhaustion, and I saw nothing; I made her take a trip each day for the pleasure of seeing her during one hour; I thought, not about arranging my life to make her happy, but about seeing that her existence was compatible with my duties as a soldier. Captain Ridel wished to do me a service in selecting me to stay in Rouen; I believe he unwittingly did much harm to our marriage.
Janine had married a young leader of industry, a power in his own domain and master of his actions. She suddenly found herself sharing the life of a non-commissioned officer, a tiny cog in a terrible machine, a small employee subordinated to innumerable superiors. At the moment when I left Elbeuf I had, in her eyes, the prestige that comes from danger courageously and sincerely accepted. At parting she had passionately embraced a warrior. What she recovered on the station platform was an unimportant functionary. I felt this contrast and I suffered from it.
My regiment had set off with flowers on their rifles accompanied by a throng of singing women, old men and children. How handsome it looked, how well they marched and how I regretted not parading with them! There followed two days of silence; the town, emptied of its youth, was waiting. Then one morning the captain sent me an order:
`Report at ten o'clock at Cavalier de la Salle Quay to receive Colonel Moore, and place yourself at his disposal.'
I have a noble memory of the arrival of the first English regiments in Rouen, in August i9zq.. The great transports loaded with soldiers in khaki, so closely pressed together that they seemed to form a single living mass, came up the Seine. On the bank French girls waved flowers and handkerchiefs.
`Hip, hip, hurrah!' the soldiers replied with a single voice,

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