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THE TEMPERING

"I agree with you," says Hands, "but you can't get away from being English."
" Who says you can?"
" Nobody says you can. You can't get away from your breeding, that's what I say. I've seen you'myself, Crowne, with my own two eyes, during that bit of a riot. You were using your hands. In the heat of that fight, when there was a Wog coming at you with a knife, you boxed, Crowney, you boxed. If there'd been a referee watching you you couldn't have kept more above that Wog's belt-line. It's an instinct. It would have been a11 right for you to have used your feet. I used mine, I know. But it just didn't occur to you not to fight Queensberry. My brother talked just like you. But once, when he found himself wounded, in the same shell-hole with a wounded Jerry, last War, he shared his iodine and dressings with him. Though he would have killed him in a fight, any day, mind you. It's drummed into your head as a kid. You can't get away from it. But I don't mind admitting that what the Schoolmaster told us about letting the Frenchmen fire first is a bit too much of a good thing. Why, it's a wonder they didn't just come over and shake hands and call the war off, after that. I would of.
" It's good publicity," says Hacket. "I bet those Frenchmen said to themselves: `What decent fellows these Englishmen are.' And it helped to undermine
em.
Hands says: "English soldiers behave decent, instinctively; put Englishmen down anywhere and they'll be decent. Just as Guardsmen automatically

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