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THE TEMPERING

coal-shovels a miserable rodent no bigger than your thumbnail. The mouse got away, incidentally, but returned to forage that night, and caused Sergeant Hitchens of Wigan to shriek in his sleep by falling off a shelf on to his face. There is a rumour that two mice, bride and groom, consummated their union and brought up three families of baby mice in a suitcase in which a Guardsman known as Old Meanie used to hoard fruit-cake. Meanie (says_the legend) was in the' habit of waiting until his comrades were asleep before regaling himself on handfuls of cake and pie; but one night he put the father mouse into his furtive mouth, and thereafter was a changed man. The legend is particular about the sex of the mouse.
Here, where recruits become Guardsmen, one is permitted to exhibit over one's bed photographs of wives, relatives, fiancees, or close friends. Bed-heads break out in patchworks of snapshots. Men seize new arrivals by the arms, and, pointing to the blurred outlines of some nondescript form, say: "Isn't she a beauty?" or "Ain't she a smasher?" The correct reply to such questions is a sound which may be transcribed thus: "Mmmmmmmmmum !" One N.C.O., who keeps three cabinet photos of his pretty wife on his bit of wall, takes them down in the evening, for he considers it indecent that these pictures should look down on the spectacle of thirty men undressing. Regular Guardsmen always exhibit postcard snaps of themselves in scarlet tunics and bearskins. One man displays portraits of Loretta Young, Ann Sheridan, and Frances Day, on which he has written loving messages to himself in assumed hands. Another sometimes talks to a

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