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Afterward I got a chair near the stove next to "Gran'pere" who is I guess He had the biggest pair of feet I ever saw on a man & seemed proud of them. He was a garruluous old fellow & when he found I had a smattering of French there was no holding him I don't think he'd had such a hearing in his own home for years.

He told me he was a soldier in the war of '70 and as he only had one eye I though I was on the track of a tale but he missed a great chance & told me the truth – it was the result of a hayfork accident 30 years ago.

Today we had reveille at 4 am. this is our regular time now & I was

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