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CHAPTER VI

giggled and dropped his rifle. " Take that man's name," snapped Freeman. It was taken and drill continued.
" Feeeks," spat out Taunton, and Harbord, right hand man, walked sheepishly forward. " Bants." He gripped his rifle between his knees as a child on its hobby horse. The long, blunted blades flashed in the air and groped blindly for the rifle ends. All eyes on Harbord, while the gropings continued noisily. His hand fell and rifles were withdrawn to the side. A loud tinkle, as Denis's bayonet dropped on the cobble stones ; the rusty clasps were brutes to fasten. " Take that man's name," and Denis was added to the list.
Unfixing bayonets was an old joke in the corps. " Unfeeeks . . ." Harbord as usual came smilingly forth amid suppressed titters. Seeing the left man was also in front, correctly, he retreated with a grin. " Bants," and the noisy scramble began again. All eyes on Owen Jones this time, while bayonets stabbed wildly in the region of the left-hand pocket in search of the sheath. As the hand dropped the weapons were rammed home-all except Ockley's, which had lodged in his tunic flap, and when thrust home, neatly pierced the pocket lining. Ockley was in the rear rank and no one had noticed. He stepped back smartly and bent down to adjust a shoe lace ; at the same time he restored the bayonet to its proper place. After a little more rifle drill the company formed fours and moved off towards the playing fields. Caps rose and fell as the column strode along with a fine, springy gait. Rifles leaned at every angle as if a hundred road-menders with their picks were returning from the day's work. The school sergeant, trotting up and down, added caustic comments on their carriage, step, and time.
In the playing fields the turf was firm but elastic. Their gait became more springy. Discipline slackened with the sight of bursting elms and the river floating away in the distance. A flock of sheep cantered off at their approach and turned round in surprise to find they were not the object of Y company's manoeuvres. Freeman got them into

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