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THE TEMPERING

only one argument : physical violence. He felt inferior to things, except when he could hit them. He has had terrible fights. He's a fighter. But he's always run away. To Thurstan, there has never been any use in explanation : there was nothing he could explain. It was all in his head, but he could never get it out. When things became too much for him, he simply left them. It wasn't cowardice : it was that he didn't know any other way of dealing with things. He ran away from the pit to somewhere else. From there, elsewhere. He's horribly alone. Life was too much for him, and he welcomed the war. He ran away from life, as he knew it, into the Army. And then-poor fellow-the Army was too much. He felt he didn't fit. And so he's run away. And I am willing to bet on something."
" What?" said Crawne.
" He'll be back in two days," said the Schoolmaster. "He's never spoken, but he's listened. He'll go away from here, right into the teeth of everything he ever wanted to get away from. Here, he has men fighting with him, instead of against him. Here, people are willing to teach him things for nothing, even to read and write. Thurstan is silent, but only because he can't talk. He's no fool. He'll think it out. I'll bet a hundred cigarettes to twenty that he'll be back in two days. Two days from to-night. A hundred cigarettes to twenty. Who takes me?"
Pause.
" Well?" said the Schoolmaster.
" Taken," said Hacket.
It happened quite dramatically. At that moment, Sergeant Hands came back. "He's in," he said. "Re

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