"I went upon the bounce and zigzag, with the bullets zipping throughout. whereas I lay at the back of a beech stump I had a duel with a insurgent. We exchanged 4 or 5 photographs apiece. i feel i have to have hit him, as I fired final and not may possibly see him afterwards."
In the diary, he shows what turned a lifelong behavior: recording the elements. Mundane as this can appear, Torrey successfully describes the ache skilled by means of the troops as a result of climate. And he used to be a farmer, so it made all of the experience on this planet to him to list the rain and sun.
"Weather reasonable. brain calm. Picked a few roses."
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