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"Mae West" when it was recovered, we could use one of a man who had either drowned or died from any but a few of the "natural causes"; victims of an aircraft disaster at sea sometimes died from an injury received in the crash, and some died from drowning, but many died from exposure or even from shock; our field of search was less narrow than I had feared it might be.
My opinion of Sir Bernard was fully justified; that extraordinary man listened to my questions and gave me his answers without ever for a moment giving vent to the curiosity which he must have felt. He asked me some questions which bore on the pathological problem that I was putting to him, but never once did he ask why I wanted to know or what I was proposing to do.
But even then the quest was not easy. We could not make any open enquiries-at all costs we had to avoid anything which might start talk. We could not risk anyone remembering that someone had been trying to obtain a dead body, and such a search was just the sort of thing that is likely to start gossip: "Have you heard? It's frightfully odd. So-and-So was asking such-and-such the other day where he could get a dead body." And so, very quietly, our search went on. There we were, in 1942, surrounded all too often by bodies, but none that we could take. We felt like the Ancient Mariner-bodies, bodies, everywhere, nor any one to take! We felt like Pirandello-"Six officers in search of a corpse."
At one time we feared that we might have to do a body-snatch-"do a Burke and Hare" as one of us

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