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LISTS: True War Stories

Helmet for My Pillow book cover“I stood among the heaps of dead. They lay crumpled, useless, defunct. The vital force was fled. A bullet or a mortar fragment had torn a hole in these frail vessels and the substance had leaked out. The mystery of the universe had once inhabited these lolling lumps, had given each an identity, a way of walking, perhaps a special habit of address or a way with words or a knack of putting color on canvas. They had been so different, then. Now they were nothing, heaps of nothing. Can a bullet or mortar fragment do this? Does this force, this mystery, I mean this soul – does this spill out on the ground along with the blood?”

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By Readers' Advisor on October 19, 2012 Categories: Audiobooks, Lists, Nonfiction

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