In Our Time (1925)

  • CHAPTER I

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    Everybody was drunk.

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  • The whole battery was drunk going along the road in the dark.

  • We were going to the Champagne.

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    The lieutenant kept riding his horse out into the fields and saying to him,

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    “I'm drunk, I tell you, mon vieux.

  • Oh, I am so soused.”

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    We went along the road all night in the dark and the adjutant kept riding up alongside my kitchen and saying,

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    Lietenant

    “You must put it out.

  • It is dangerous.

  • It will be observed.”

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    We were fifty kilometers from the front, but the adjutant worried about the fire in my kitchen.

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  • It was funny going along that road.

  • That was when I was a kitchen Corporal.

  • INDIAN CAMP

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    At the lake shore there was another rowboat drawn up.

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  • The two Indians stood waiting.

  • Nick and his father got in the stern of the boat and the Indians shoved it off and one of them got in to row.

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    Uncle George sat in the stern of the camp rowboat.

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  • The young Indian shoved the camp boat off and got in to row Uncle George.