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THE TEMPERING

Ah ... Army, too. Ah'm no fred of nowt; life a deeth. . ."
Then Thurstan does something shocking.
He rises out of his condemned-cell crouch, crosses the room in two or three springs, and strikes the iron stove a terrible backhand blow. His bare fingers make it ring like a cracked bell. We leap up. Thurstan strikes it again. Then he comes back and sits down on his bed. A trickle of blood crawls from under one of his bitten nails.
" Ah can't be hurt," says Thurstan. As Sergeant Crowne lays a restraining hand on his shoulder, he shakes it off and mutters: "Let me gang."
I hear Sergeant Hands murmur: "There's going to be trouble with that geezer."

We are all a little nervous. If the Depot filled us with the shyness of boys at a new school, the Training Battalion finds us exhilarated but diffident, like boys in their first job of work.
Saturday morning finds us trembling on the brink of our first C.O.'s Parade. It is Sergeant Crowne who reassures us :
" It's a bit of cush. It's a slice of pie. The purpose of a Commanding Officer's Parade is mainly to see that you keep yourselves up to scratch. They are raising a stink in some of the comic papers about 'ow silly it is to blanca your equipment. Well, we're still 'ot on cleanliness and tidiness 'ere, just the same. Say you bianco every bit of web you've got-big pack and straps, little pack, braces, pouches, belt, sling, and gaiters-'ow long does it take you? I say half an hour.

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