Attend because i too feel oppressed by the heavy

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attend because I too feel oppressed by the heavy black walls of the trenches; I too am yearning for warmth, for something human in this eerie desolation. At night , the landscape emanates a curious cold; a sort of emotional cold p 44
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Nothing was left in this voice but equanimity, apathy; fire had burned everything else out of it. It's men like this that you need for fighting p 92 With the extent and inhospitableness of its spaces, it was a night of eerie solitude. Each time I blundered into sentries or troops who had lost their way I had the icy sensation of conversing not with people but with demons. We were all roving around in an enormous dump somewhere off the edge of the chartered world p.114 Here for the first time I witnessed wanton destruction...it does more harm than good to the destroyer, and dishonors the soldier My sleep was heavy and troubled;the high explosive shells falling all around the house in the impenetrable dark evoked extraordinary feelings of solitude and abandon in me. I pressed myself unconsciously against a man lying beside me on the pallet. 160 The rolling motion of the dark mass in the bottom of the smoking and glowing cauldron, like a hellish vision, for an instant tore open the extreme abysm of terror 225 He almost runs off goes back for his men and sees babyface carrying the ammo “Seeing that did for me. I threw myself to the ground, and sobbed hysterically, while my men stood grimly about” 226 I kept firing off my pistol as in a dream, although I was out of ammunition long ago. 236 Night descended on me! I was finished. I supposed I'd been hit in the heart but the prospect of death neither hurt nor frightened me 251 The incredible massing of forces in the hour of destiny, to fight for a distant future, and the violence is so surprisingly, stunningly, unleashed, had taken me for the first time into the depths of something that was more than mere personal experience. That was what distinguished it from what I had been through
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