Andrey (azangru) wrote,
Andrey
azangru

"You fire-eating young bucks, listen to me. You don't want to fight. I fought and I know. Went out in the Seminole War and was a big enough fool to go to the Mexican War, too. You all don't know what war is. You think it's riding a pretty horse and having the girls throw flowers at you and coming home a hero. Well, it ain't. No, sir! It's going hungry, and getting the measles and pneumonia from sleeping in the wet. And if it ain't measles and pneumonia, it's your bowels. Yes sir, what war does to a man's bowels--dysentery and things like that--"

Это единственное, что я помню (в русском исполнении) из «Унесенных ветром», и это, наверное, произвело на меня самое сильное детское книжное впечатление о войне. Перечитать как-нибудь, что ли?
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