“'I had no intention of doing that. I forgot that I was wearing iron shoes. Who will believe that I did not do this on purpose?'
'No sentimentality, comrade!' cried Snowball, from whose wounds the blood was still dripping. 'War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.'
'I have no wish to take life, not even human life,' repeated Boxer, and his eyes were full of tears. 'Where is Mollie?' exclaimed somebody.
Mollie in fact was missing. For a moment there was great alarm; it was feared that the men might have harmed her in some way, or even carried her off with them.”