Tatterdemalion

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Tatterdemalion by John Galsworthy

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A collection of short stories, half in "war-time" half in "peace-time."

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for it. Why it pleased her so she never quite knew, unless it were by its cool, unrestored devotion, by the faint smiling in the eyes. Religion with her was a strange yet very real thing. Conscious that she was not clever, she never even began to try and understand what she believed. Probably she believed nothing more than that if she tried to be good she would go to God--whatever and wherever God might be--some day when she was too tired to live any more; and rarely indeed did she forget to try to be good. As she sat there she thought, or perhaps prayed, whichever it should be called: "Let me forget that I have a body, and remember all the poor soldiers who have them."

It struck cold that morning in the church--the wind was bitter from the northeast; some poor women in black were kneeling, and four candles burned in the gloom of a side aisle--thin, steady little spires of gold. There was no sound at all. A smile came on her lips. She was forgetting that she had a body, and remembering all those young

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