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Chapter 4

  • When the soldiers found him, three hours later, he was lying with his fac_ver his arm, his black hair giving off heat under the sun. But he was stil_live. Seeing the open, black mouth the young soldiers dropped him in horror.
  • He died in the hospital at night, without having seen again.
  • The doctors saw the bruises on his legs, behind, and were silent.
  • The bodies of the two men lay together, side by side, in the mortuary, the on_hite and slender, but laid rigidly at rest, the other looking as if ever_oment it must rouse into life again, so young and unused, from a slumber.