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THE TEMPERING

"Now do you know what I think? Our Guards discipline, which is the best in the world, has its roots in the old-time need to conserve fire; to keep a line, stay unbroken, hold the trigger-finger back until the word of command, and then let loose one shattering volley. You see, the Coldstrearn Guards are the only survivors of the first highly trained British Army. We have background. We have a start."
John Johnson says: "Oi wouldn't moind foighting in the Battle o' Waterloo. It was ea-sy. They didn't lave no shells and no bombs."
" They did. Major Shrapnel had already invented his shell."
" Ah, but nothing loike now. Them old cannon-balls just bounced."
" If you saw an eighteen-pound ball of iron ricocheting and flying over the ground towards you, what would you do?"
" Duck."
" Do you realise that discipline was such that the British infantry were forbidden to step out of line, even in the face of round-shot : and didn't?"
The Boy from Widnes says: "I wouldn't like a bang on the head with an eighteen-pound ball of iron. As far as I'm concerned, it'd be just the same as a tank."
Hacket, whose rifle-sights, having a film of dust on them, were described as "being lousy with spiders and cobwebs and dirty filthy rust and verdigris," says: "For my part, you can keep the short Lee-Enfield."
" You ought to have a matchlock," says the Schoolmaster. "The first Coldstreamer lugged a thing about

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