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THE TEMPERING

Young as he is, he has already had his baptism of fire and blood. He was in France when things cracked. The Corporal they call "Bearsbreath" told us the story -that sour, hard-cased, gloomy Corporal who always sits, tough and self-contained as a Brazil nut.
Bearsbreath tells of the Retreat. "Roads choked. Civvies running. Bundles. Furniture. Everybody scramming; women, kids, and all. Once in a while some dirty Fifth Columnist yells 'Gas!' and starts a stampede. Kids trampled. I wish I could have got hold of one of those Fifth Column boys. I'd of shot him in the belly and let him dig his own grave wriggling. You know that our mob was the last to go. Covering the withdrawal. Jerries dive-machine-gunning, women and all. I saw the body of a boy of about five shot through the face. His mother was still carrying hirrl : couldn't put him down. That's the kind of people you're fighting. Nazis. They'd kill anything. Kill your kids, too, as soon as look at 'em. Well, Greengage was cut off; him and about six men.
" He had about twenty-thirty miles to go to the coast. So he started oqt. His boots was pretty well scuppered even then. He dumped 'em, and slogged it barefoot, still carrying his equipment, till he found another pair. He polished 'em up, even then, just out of habit, whenever they stopped to rest. Two of the blokes with him, taking him for an example, shaved, honest to God, with bits of broken mirror to look in. No soap. But they had the habit of living or dying clean. Got me?
" Going was rough. Jerry came down from time to time, machine-gunning. Our blokes tried to get one or

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