Quotes Deever

"What's that so black agin the sun?" said Files-on-Parade. 
"It's Danny fightin' 'ard for life," the Colour-Sergeant said. 
"What's that that whimpers over'ead?" said Files-on-Parade. 
"It's Danny's soul that's passin' now," the Colour-Sergeant said.

This is from Danny Deever. which tells of the execution of a soldier who had murdered a comrade. He is hanged,  out on the parade-ground, , with  the regiment in hollow square around the gallows.