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THE RAW MATERIALS

"Son," said the glum man, "did you ever see a picture called Beau Geste ?"
" Um."
" Remember the sergeant that put them dead men on the wall, and sent them blokes that was dying of thirst out into the desert without a drink o' water?"
" Oh, ah !"
" He chased 'em in the sun till they fell down dead, didn't 'e ?"
" Ah !"
" Would you say he was tough, just a bit?"
" Not half he wasn't tough!"
" Well," said the glum man. "He was a Godfrey
Winn compared to the sergeants here."
" Oh, blimey," said the wire-haired boy.
There is a silence; then a little outbreak of uneasy laughter.
" Join the Army to see the world," says the glum man. "Join the Guards and scrub it." We look about us.
Each of us sees twenty or thirty other recruits, raw and inconsolable as new-born babies. The man with the volume of Punch is riffling the leaves, blackened at the edges by the fidgeting of countless uneasy thumbs.
This is one of those awful gaps of silence. You know such moments. Talk limps to the edge of a chasm and falls in. Ten thousand pounds couldn't buy a spontaneous word. Men become suddenly engrossed in silly trivialities. A big Nottingham man sits scrutinising a razor-blade wrapper with the intentness of a merchant poring over a rare vase.

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