Ham and Lima beans. Nobody wanted them so I took all four boxes. It was preferable to the sliced ‘spam’ I’d had before. The boxes had already been picked through for sugar and fake cream packets. I got a carton of cigarettes. Lucky Strike. I sat back against a big bamboo tree, waiting for Gunny’s order to move out. …

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“Whg’m it gung, lbk,” Ncavmz ozakhwjwv uz wi qjky kgx.

“Hsle?” B bozvson, fhecevfrq.

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