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THE TEMPERING

"It'd be just like a war," says Alison.
" But we're 'aving a war now," says the Lad.
" Blimey, so we are," says Widnes.
" It wouldn't prove anything," says Sergeant Hands. "Besides, all that kind o' thing is out of date. It'd make you laugh, Crowney, the way they used to fight in the olden times. You'd meet your enemies, and you'd bow, and you'd scrape, and you'd say: `You fire first,' and they'd say: `No, after you,' and then you'd fire at each other a bit, and so on."
" Don't be silly," says Sergeant Crowne. "War always was war, and when it come down to brass tacks, it was the same as it is now. You try and kill the other feller, and the other feller tries to kill you.
" It's true," says the Schoolmaster. "What Sergeant Hands says is true. Look at what happened when the Coldstream Guards fought the French at Fontenoy. They came face to face with the French Guards. They halted fifty yards away. Lord Charles Hay of the Ist Guards took off his hat, and drank the enemy's health. The Coldstream officers did likewise. The French Guards returned the salute. Then Lord Hay said: `I hope, gentlemen, that you are going to wait for us to-day, and not swim the Scheldt as you swam the Main at Dettingen.'
" So Lord Hay turned to his own men, and said : `Men of the King's Company, these are the French Guards, and I hope you are going to beat them today. Gentlemen of the French Guards, fire!'
" The French Commander answered : `We never fire first, fire yourselves.'

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