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Unformatted text preview: Heller is a master at indicating character through a brief description of physical characteristics and personality quirks. Major _______ de Coverley is "a splendid, awe-inspiring, grave old man with a massive leonine head and an angry shock of wild white hair" raging like a blizzard around his "stern, patriarchal face." He is a man of few words, accomplishing most of his tasks without having to speak, which may be a good thing because his spoken words are less than impressive. His tasks appear to be few. As squadron executive officer, de Coverley procures rental apartments in occupied cities separate for officers and enlisted so the men will have places to stay when on leave. He also provides the base with Italian laborers, apparently by shady means. Other than that, he pitches horseshoes and likes to arrive in a city just before the occupying Allied force so that he can ride in a...
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
- Fall '11