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THE TEMPERING

two of 'em with rifle fire. Got one. Slogged on. Jerry got four of Greengage's men. The other two, dogtired, had to dump their equipment. Feet conked out. Greengage hung an to his bundook and about fifty rounds. Every time a Jerry dived, Greengage had a go. Not a hope in hell. But he had a go. And every time it came to a rest, Greengage swabbed his boots and tried to clean up a bit. Another of his men copped it. Greengage went on with one bloke. Bloke's feet conked out. So did Greengage's. But he couldn't give up. He was a N.C.O. : it'd look bad. Besides, it wasn't in him to say `die'. Helped the other bloke along. They come to a wounded feller from Birkenhead. Greengage and the Guardsman carry him. Birkenhead feller dies on the way, so they dump him. Slog on. Get to coast. Guardsman says to Greengage: `Go on, Sarnt. I'm not coming. Can't swim.' `I can,' says Greengage, and tows the feller out. Three miles. Gets him to boat. Climbs aboard. Salutes the officer and passes out. It wasn't the tiredness. He had two ounces of shrapnel in his back, and some more in his leg. So there you are. He's a good soldier, Greengage. All that way, under what they might call trying circumstances, he did his best to keep neat."
When Bearsbreath told us that, Dale asked whether Sergeant Butts got a medal.
" Medal? What for?"
" Heroism."
" Heroism? He did his duty. Jexpect him to stay and get caught? Jexpect him to leave his pal behind? Ja mean, heroism? Ja think they chuck medals away?"

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