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THE TEMPERING

"Nothing sir."
" Laughing at nothing. Raving mad. You must be, or you wouldn't chuck lumps of nourishing food about in times like these. Don't let me catch you at it again. Carry on."
Dale moodily eats his Cornish pasty.
" You should have nudged him," says the Schoolmaster. "In a case like that, the shock weapon is to be preferred to the missile weapon."
" What's a shock weapon?" asks Dale.
As we walk back to the hut, the Schoolmaster explains. "A shock weapon is something with which you strike your enemy directly."
" Like a cosh," says Barker.
" Exactly. Or a bayonet. A missile weapon is something that throws things and strikes your enemy from a distance, like a rifle, or a crust of bread, or a bowand-arrow. The development of armies depends upon the development of missile-weapons. Now we are highly advanced. An aeroplane armed with bombs and machine-guns may be described as a missile weapon. So may a tank. The missile-weapon is reaching its maximum efficiency. The rifle is being supplanted."
" Rifles have their uses," says Corporal Bearsbreath. "They're easy to clean, easy to use, and easy to carry. And when all's said 'n' done, a 303 bullet in your tripes is just as good as anything else. I bet old Wellington would have been glad of a few short LeeEnfield magazine-rifles, Mark Three."
" I bet he would," says the Schoolmaster. "After all, any man trained to use a Lee-Enfield can be pretty

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