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CHAPTER XV

But they'll probably funk it. Only don't use anything but fists. Do you hear everyone, no weapons."
" Right," said Denis, feeling extremely doubtful of his duties. When the candle was put out, he took up his post at the entrance to the tent and cautiously put out his head. The sky had clouded over and a big drop of rain fell on his neck. In the stillness of the August night the drops fell more quickly and their patter on the canvas was lost in a steady tattoo. They'll be fools if they come out to-night, thought Denis. They'll be soaked to the skin in five minutes. He heard the sound of running feet and looked out again. A couple of figures raced from the direction of the trees, their coats over their heads. It must be wet in the latrines, which were nothing but wooden posts half covered with rough sacking. He kept his ear to the tent flap, while the tattoo beat louder and faster. He was getting bored with his job. Nobody in their senses would think of raiding the lines on a night like this. He was just going to wake up Lawrence, when he heard a whisper from the back, followed by a sharp screech. " Taunton, Featherstone, Ockley," he shouted, and shook them by the shoulders..Through a slit, four feet long, the rain poured through the roof. He threw open the tent flap and stumbled on to the soaking grass. A dozen figures rushed up the lines. " After them, quick. They're at the back."
The Etonians dashed between the tents, tripping up over ropes and pegs, and were just in time to see a boy slash his bayonet down the next tent in the line.
" Come on everyone," shouted Taunton, and they hurried after the retreating figures. Their work done, the raiders ran as fast as they could for their lines. Taunton caught up a small boy, seized him by the neck and twisted a bayonet from his hands. " You little swine, I'll teach you to use bayonets." He threw him on the ground and drove his fists into the boy's face. A comrade, returning to the rescue, took a flying kick at Taunton's bottom and ran away in the darkness, pulling his friend with him. The enemy had vanished. The group of Etonians stood about for a moment,

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