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The chap by the wall was clearly apprehensive that someone might believe the blatant lie. In his hands he held a long stick which he ran between his fingers with the gracious motion of a nobleman drawing his sword. Silently he placed it on the table. Questions went on piling up. Swiftly presented questions. Without an interval. From time to time they were besprinkled, and more and more easily and naturally, first with one kick and then with another. Cold kicks, kicked without anger, steadily more skillful.
The identifying marks of the outpost became clearer. We marched more pridefully. What magnificent spoils of war we were bringing with us! Rhythm entered into our feet. The sheep were bleating and flowing along in confusion. The prisoner, over whose nose and eyes the kerchief had been replaced for security reasons, was dragging his sandals and shambling helplessly along in his semi-blindness, generous and hearty curses accompanying him. Apart from all of which our satisfaction was growing and swelling, our genuine pleasure at this achievement, this real enterprise.
In Hwang Sunwon's "Cranes,'' for example, the purity and freedom of the childhood friendship between a security officer from South Korea and his North Korean prisoner is starkly contrasted with the confusion and alienation that emerge during the aftermath of war. In Hassan Manto Saadat's "The Last Salute" we find men who recently had fought to save each other's lives in one war tormenting and killing one another in a new war. Finally, in "The Sniper," by Liam O'Flaherty, we are thrust into the midst of sniper fire between two men fighting on opposite sides in Ireland's civil war.
Between the lines: international short stories of war by Pauletta Otis, Steven Kaplan