“«To tell the truth, it has,» I said. «I ought to be more case-hardened after my Afghan experiences. I saw my own comrades hacked to pieces at Maiwand without losing my nerve.»
«I can understand. There is a mystery about this which stimulates the imagination; where there is no imagination there is no horror.
Have you seen the evening paper?»
«It gives a fairly good account of the affair. It does not mention the fact that when the man was raised up, a woman's wedding ring fell upon the floor.”