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jack-knife. Won the heavyweight title in such-andsuch a year. Nearly got a V.C. for taking on seven Jerry tommy-gunners with a Bren-gun cleaning-rod, and licking 'em. Carried an anti-tank rifle sixty miles. Toughest guy I ever knew. They once mounted a three-inch mortar on his back and fired seventy bombs off him while he held it." And then the first speaker will say: "Yet-funny thing-first time that feller got a jab, he went out like a light. It only goes to show." "You're right, son : it only goes to show. .."
We emerge from the Receiving Station. Bates, by the power of suggestion, has a paralysis of the arm. Johnson maintains that it doesn't hurt; that no jab can hurt him.
At this point there rises the banshee-howl of a siren. Something in the upper air goes poppity-pop. We stand and gaze at a flattish grey nothingness, until an old sergeant, medal-ribboned to the condition known as "fruit salad", roars "Genna shelter ! Gorn, you silly great things, you, genna Shelter!" We take cover, and sit still, looking at one another. Can it be that the Excitement is starting? An old sweat, decorated with a round badge bearing the words "Trained Soldier", says :
" Another `Red'. There's aYerry in the sky. Bah. I'll tell you the honest truth : I'm losing patience with this 'Itler. This is on the up-and-up: I'm gettin' browned off with this 'Itler. I'll tell you straight : sometimes I begin to get sort of annoyed with this so-called 'Itler. Oo do 'e think 'e is, anyway, this 'Itler? Shell I give you my honest opinion? Right from the shoulderpolitics aside-every man is entitled to'is own opinion,

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