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CHAPTER XIV

" We had melon for dinner," said Oliver with a grin, " and it seems to have a very quick action."
A few more stragglers took their place in the ranks. Other platoons had not yet reached half strength. Officers conferred with sergeants. Several privates, who had fallen in, asked and obtained permission to leave the ranks. After half an hour the route march was cancelled in favour of company drill within the precincts of the camp.
The next few days were a long succession of hills. In the morning and in the afternoon the schools toiled up the incline from camp and returned in time for dinner or tea. Occasionally several O.T.C.s combined in major operations against each other. Once the whole camp was led out along a white dusty road to watch a display of artillery, which Denis found more entertaining than instructive. For the last night but one, a midnight attack had been planned, in which Eton and three other schools were to defend a neighbouring mountain against the rest of camp.
Though the work was hard, Denis enjoyed himself. He grumbled with everyone else against the sameness of the route marches and manoeuvres and against the food, which was rarely edible. But, sitting in the sun, when parade was over, his back to the tent and a novel on his knees, he felt a virtuous languor. He had done his bit. He slept above the earth at night and the sky was over the tent. He was dirty and unshaven and he enjoyed it. He was brown round the neck and was always hungry. He shut his book and put his hands in his pockets. A game of stump was going on between the tents with a soap box as a wicket. He didn't care a damn for anyone.
Oliver came along. "Just been trying to rile the young gentlemen of Hamel," he said.
" Any luck?"
" Yes and no. Featherstone said that being R.C.s they would disapprove of bad language ; so he tripped up over a tent peg in their lines."
" And said ? "
" A lot of wicked things."

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