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THE TEMPERING

"Only what?"
" Nothing. Nothing at all. But you know how it is. You sort of ..." Hands pauses, and then says: "As an old pal. As one old soldier to another, and as man to man ... you get sort of fed up."
" True enough," says Crowne.
Hands says: "I can see it in your face, too. Oh, well. In the old days we had our worries, but my God, Crowney, my God Almighty, we were men, at least. Remember when they called you Grouser Crowne ? Those were the days, eh? You had something to say, and you said it, straight from the shoulder, right out, bang, and done with it. Good old Crowney ! Grouse now and see what it'll get you!"
Crowne wants to change the subject. He says: "It's a nice day." But Hands is full, you understand, and he talks a bit.
" Once upon a time we could talk, we could grumble. Things were different, then. You were a man. You still had your soul. Your thoughts were your own. As long as you've got a voice in things, as long as you can still say: `I like this and I don't like that,' things aren't so bad! But now ! Honest to God, Crowne, you can't trust anybody. They've got our kids. They've educated our kids to think their rotten way. But I'm talking too much..."
" I'm your pal," says Crowne.
" I know it," says Hands, "but things have got me down. Still ... you'd never betray me. You never let me down. And sometimes I feel that if I don't talk, I'll burst. I'll go mad ... and then. .."
" Beer," says Crowne.

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