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THE TEMPERING

"You know a bit about printing and paper and all
that?"
" A bit."
" Then your swabbing-job will be tidying up the area round the hut. You'll find plenty of paper there."

The man we call The Schoolmaster rolls up the sock he has been darning, and says: "How do we know what happens in the long run? It's not for us to consider. Why, even if some very wise man manages to calculate where things will lead in just a little while, he's lucky and clever. Sergeant Crowne is right."
The Schoolmaster is a long, calm, fair man with receding hair, and a concentrated, studious expression which makes him look at least seven years older than thirty, which is his age. He wears glasses, and is a Bachelor of Arts; speaks in a slow, carefully modulated voice, and even on a cookhouse fatigue manages to keep his large, thin-fingered hands in a condition of elegance. He has come into the ranks in order to get out of them-after his training here he will go to an O.C.T.U., from which he will emerge as a subaltern. Suspect, at first, on account of his accent, he won our hearts by plain good-nature and unconditional mucking-in. It was Barker who said, one day, when the Boy from Widnes muttered that the Schoolmaster made him sick: "'E can't 'elp the way 'e talks. It's the way they're brought up, son; they can't 'elp it. F'rinstance, you say `Fur ur' instead of `Fair 'air'. The 'ole Schoolmaster says `Faiah haiah.' 'E's not smackin' it on. A certain class o' people talks like that. I know a Covent Garden flar-merchant that made a packet

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