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A dentist looks at our teeth. An old sergeant, who appears to be nailed to an invisible backboard, shuffles eye-testing cards. There are some unscrupulous recruits who, having bad eyes, try and learn the rows of letters by heart, and so slink into the Guards. They have several cards, which they change from test to test. A big Exeter man named Septimus Plimsoll, seventh son of a seventh son, but far from psychic, is cast out as astigmatic.
" But my hair ! They've cut my hair ! They can't turn me down now .., they've cut my hair!" he says.
" Cutcha hair, son?" says the old Sergeant, looking at him.
" Yes."
" Well, I'll tell you what. You go straight to Corporal Philips at the barber's shop-tell him Sergeant Robson sentcha-don't forget to mention my name-, and he'll give you your hair back agen. Next!"
We take off all our clothes except our trousers. Bodies emerge, pallid as maggots. You see, now, the herculean thews of Hodge; his biceps like grape-fruit, his pectorals like breast-plates; Thurstan, all tendon and gristle, with a back that writhes with muscle like a handful of worms; lanky Barker; the Widnes boy, still padded with puppy-fat; the inconspicuous pale Dale; suety Shorrock; Johnson, thin but fast-looking, with long flat muscles and not enough chest; Bullock, dark and knotty; Bates, starch-fed, starch-white, but built for power; Alison, the glum old soldier, with Death Rather Than Dishonour tattooed on his left arm and I Love Millie on his bosom .., out-door workers

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