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‘…He shouted wanst or twice, an’ thin I heard him say: “They shud ha’ got the range long ago. Maybe they’ll fire at the flash.” Thin he fired again, an’ that dhrew a fresh volley, and the long slugs thay they chew in their teeth came floppin’ among the rocks like tree-toads of a hot night…’


This is from “Love o’ Women” in Many Inventions’.

Larry Tighe is a ‘gentleman-ranker’ and a philanderer, who over the years has betrayed one woman after another. Now he is suffering from a fatal disease, is seized with remorse, and longs to die in battle. Ironically, he seems to lead a charmed life.