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spirit of patriotism or any idea of self-sacrifice for a noble cause, for if they had they might substituting something of Stoic heroism for their Epicurean propensity if the eating of stewed apricots is a hardship to them. And further, if such things represent hardships to some, surely they have further to go before they reach the trenches than those who have learnt elsewhere to moderate the lower tendencies of human nature when hope & glorious odds are at stake.

Nov 25
Usual routine today, including a strenuous game with the medicine ball. We also received our first pay on ship, which mounted to 10/- the balance being held till we reach England.

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