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with a mad enthusiasm. All the misdirected energy of a little, misspent life, is being concentrated on a toecap. He polishes as if some strange fate has condemned him to it ... which, indeed, it has. "Oi'll get that cap-badge," he says, "oi betcher a million pounds." A Bedfordshire lad who used to work in a Nottinghamshire boot factory talks of buffing leather. He takes out of a battered fibre case a tooth-brush; compares it with the Army issue, and finally strokes his boots with it. Everybody else follows suit. As any gentleman's gentleman will tell you, it helps if you beat the surface of a leather boot flat with a bone ... but you've got to put your weight behind it. Alison, the glum old soldier, says that if you smear the surface of the boots thickly with polish and then set light to it, you get the grease out quicker. Trained Soldier Brand,
hearing this, says: "That is a serious offence," and adds :
" Say you burn your boots. What happens? Boots are made of what? Well ... what, Bates?"
" Oi don't know, Trained Soldier."
" Leather and stitches. Burn the leather, and you burn the stitches. Burn the stitches, and what happens? Well, Bates?"
" It's a serious offence, Trained Soldier."
" They bust. And if the stitches of your boots bust, what happens, Bates?"
" Oi don't know, Trained Soldier."
" One day your boots come apart. Arid remember -a soldier marches on his feet. On his ... what, Bates ?"
" On his feet, Trained Soldier."

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