The Wars by Timothy Findley

By Timothy Findley

Wiki quote: The Wars is a 1977 novel by way of Timothy Findley that tells the tale of a tender Canadian officer in global conflict I. Nineteen-year-old Robert Ross attempts to flee either his grief over his sister's demise and the social norms of oppressive Victorian upper-class society by means of enlisting within the nice warfare. he's fast drawn into the insanity of battle and commits "a final determined act to claim his dedication to lifestyles in the middle of death." Years later, a historian attempts to piece jointly how he got here to devote this act, utilizing a mix of kinds and sources.

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What was special? 40 "Look," said Ella. "This is what I'm paid for. To make ya happy. " But how? Robert wanted to ask- except he didn't know how to put that into words. Nothing he'd read had covered this situation. Whores, of course, had been discussed at school but no one actually ever said this is what you do. They'd made it all up. But what they'd made up was not like this. At all. " said Ella. Yes; Robert thought. And no. He had sort of a problem he couldn't discuss. "You're the most serious person I ever met," said Ella.

These might be his destination on some of the runs- but he most often made for the horizon. He would put on his shoes with the rubber soles- (he never wore socks to run in) - tie his cardigan around his waist and start out walking. He didn't like to run inside the compound. It seemed undignified - perhaps it was too much like being told to run around the quad at school. But walking was an impediment. By the time he reached the 26 gates he was already loping and beyond the gates the lope became the long, instinctive stride that was his natural gait.

Robert regained his feet and lunged, butting his head like a battering ram between the giant's shoulder blades. Teddy only knew that he was being attacked. He couldn't see who by and he couldn't imagine why. His reaction was immediate and sensible, under the circumstances. He reached up over his head and grasped the only thing that came to hand. One of Robert's Indian clubs. With this he struck out blindly at the figure in the overcoat, whose face he could not see. Well. The soldier and the father and the brother pulled the rock embracer away and prevented human murder.

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