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Unformatted text preview: The master scrounger, who even secures four boxes of lobsters to share with his comrades, lightens the load of the young combatants by removing their dependence on the military and reconnecting them with the earth and the normal order of hustling for a good meal, a manly jest, and an untroubled sleep. Kat is an experienced, cool-headed warrior who once survived two days behind enemy lines in Russia before making his way back to his unit. After the bombardment of the cemetery, Kat, like a comforting father, sits near Paul and eases him from the nightmare. As they leave the wreckage left in the cemetery, Kat suggests shooting the young recruit, whose terrible wounds will surely kill him. On the way to the aid station, Paul, who must carry Kat because he cannot locate a stretcher, ponders his love for the older man: Kat my friend, Kat with the drooping shoulders and the poor, thin moustache, Kat, whom...
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08