" Another, a younger voice, interrupted him: "Afraid or not, you can't escape it anyhow.

" "All the same, one is afraid! Oh, you clever people," said a third manly voice interrupting them both.

" Of course you artillery men are very wise, because you can take everything along with you--vodka and snacks.

" And the owner of the manly voice, evidently an infantry officer, laughed.

"Yes, one is afraid," continued the first speaker, he of the familiar voice.

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