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"Zat so?"
A Trained Soldier, with a pale, patient face fixed in an expression of permanent disgust, says :
" Well, my chickerdees, come and get your hair cut."
There is a dreadful finality about this. Condemned men in American jails feel the same cold thrill that we feel, when their head is shaved to facilitate the passing of the shock that kills them.
" Hair-cut. Then medical inspection. Then good night," says the glum man, rising and flipping away his cigarette-end.
We go out. The wire-haired boy is as pale as ashes.
The rain holds off. The wind has stopped. The world is holding its breath. There is an awful silence in the Barracks. I have a dreadful feeling that the world has paused in its spinning. Looking up, I see something that makes me jump. Sixteen barrageballoons stand still in the air. They look like bombs which have been falling but have stopped dead with the wind, the world, and time. In a moment there will be a sickening jerk.... Everything will move again. ... Bugles will bray, the bombs will fall, and as life moves, so it will cease to move in one last red whirl of disintegration.
There is a dream-like quality about this place, at this time.
First day at the Depot ! It is too new to be real. We look round at the bare plane of concrete, as a newborn baby, being smacked into life, looks down at the counterpane. We don't see it, but it gets into our

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