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CHAPTER XV

they were just settling down for an afternoon's idleness, when the sun came through the mist, and a few minutes later orders were brought round that they would parade in half an hour's time for a route march.
Taunton climbed into the tent. " Listen, you chaps. Y company is going to lead the column this afternoon, I've just heard. Apparently the C.O liked our marching the other day. So we've damned well got to show him he's right, see ? "
" Yes," said several voices.
" As for you, Feathers, I don't suppose you feel much like a walk this afternoon. But you've got to take one ; so cheer up and march like hell everybody."
The same advice had been given to the other platoons of Y company. As soon as the column turned away from the tar and began to climb one of the endless chalk roads, that wind and dip across the plain, the leading files began to step out. The morning's rest seemed to have braced them against the steepest incline., Fainter and slower came the rhythm of the band, far back among the corps. The fifes, that had whistled so shrilly as they stamped through the park gates, now drifted birdlike on the wind. Only the deep throbbing of the drum came loud and strong from the column in the rear, and gradually even the drumbeats lost time with their step and thumped a distant syncopation of their own. Twice Y company was ordered to march slower, to give the others time to catch up. But as soon as the officer rode back on his horse to encourage the rear, they stepped out again all the faster. A steeper ascent reduced the band to silence, and Wren's section, infamous for i;s singing, struck up their usual song. It was a song, which every column of troops must have sung on every highway and byway of England. But its verses varied in number and in words, and the Eton version varied among houses. Wren's section led off with :

Here's to good old porter, drink it down, drink it down.
Here's to good old porter, drink it down, drink it down.

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