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THE TEMPERING

"Thurstan."
" 'Ow d'you like the Army, Thurstan?"
" I dunna lak it."
" Oh, you don't, eh?"
" Na."
" Why not?"
Thurstan struggles for words, finds none,' and shrugs.
" Oh, it's like that, is it?" says Sergeant Crowne. "Look, Geordie. I'll tell you something for your own good. Don't get tough with the Army. People 'ave tried it. You can't do it, specially in war-time. I'm not saying you will, mind you. But fellers get browned off sometimes, and some of 'em try going absent. They always come back, most of 'em of their own accord. Make the best of it, Geordie. A man that goes absent is a mug: 'e can't get away with it. Besides, it's a sign of yellerness : a man that goes absent 'as no guts. Say you go absent. After three weeks you're posted as a deserter; and then the police of the 'ole country are on your tail. You can't get identity-cards, you can't do a thing, except perhaps lie low in somebody's 'Ouse. And if you do that you lay them open to prosecution for 'arbourulg you. You live like a rat in a'ole. In the end, you come back. Then you go to the Glass 'Ouse, and you wish you 'adn't done it. Glass 'Ouse is tougher than a Civvy jail, Geordie."
Thurstan finds a few words. You can see them struggling to get out. Each broken phrase comes away from his white face like a limping, bedraggled, dazed chick from an egg.
" Civvy jell ... Glass Oose ... Ah'm no fred o't.

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