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THE TEMPERING

shout : March to Attention! Only one sort of soldier will march to attention through a deserted village. The Corporal said, in a hushed whisper: `The Guards!' And so it was. My friend watched them as they passed, dusty with a tremendous journey along those terrible roads; but marching as if it were a Saturday morning on the Square under the eye of the C.0.... left, right; left, right; left ... left ... left. ... They marched into the forest, took up firing positions, and settled down, that mere handful of Guardsmen, to hold back the entire German advance.
" What they did in that forest has gone down in history. But much later my friend had occasion to pass that way again. He found them still lying there. There hadn't been time to bury them. They had been wiped out to the last man. Even in death they still held their positions. Even their dead bones remained obedient to their will to stay unbroken."
A silence.
" Grouse about regimental bull-and-baloney," says Sergeant Crowne. "Go on, grouse!"
" All those lovely fellers," says Barker. "It sort of seems a kind of waste ..."
" No," says the Schoolmaster. "An example of that sort has got to be lived up to. Look at Captain Scott, dying horribly, all alone in an awful desolation. He didn't achieve what he set out to do. And he died. He said: `Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale ...' They did. I don't suppose any-

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