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A Scratch on the Nose

Captain Philippe Millet

"Twenty-two days in the trenches... The regiment has lost 500 men. As for me, I've only had a scratch on the nose, but the bullet which did that killed my pal outright."

A true story excerpted from Comrades in Arms.

Copyright ©1916 Captain Philippe Millet.

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January, 1998
Issue #21

32 Words