We 'heef' in an English Area for about a year, coming into barracks for one month to make up wastage. Then we may 'heef' foreign for another year or eighteen months. Then we do sea-time in the war boats " "What-t?" I said. "Sea-time," Bayley repeated. "Just like Marines, to learn about the big guns and how to embark and disembark quick.
They suffer little from sickness. The old women here are skilful in medicines. They dry the leaves of trees and give them for a drink against diseases. MOTHER. God reward that woman! I wonder what she used. SON. He says: "She is my French mother." MOTHER. What-t! How many mothers has a man? But God reward her none the less!