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commander's dramatic and gruesome revelation, they did not betray it.
Only reaction was the comment from one of them: "Isn't it pretty unlucky carrying dead bodies around?"
Tension
Then quickly and quietly the five set about their task. While three kept watch, the other helped Lieutenant Jewell to unlock the bolts of the canister with the spanner attached to the case. Ten minutes they worked before the lid came away.
Then the blanketed body was slid gently from its vacuum coffin. For a moment the tension was relieved as the officers stiffened with silent respect in the presence of death.
On his knees again, Lieutenant Jewell plucked at knotted tapes and the blanket fell away.
There followed the final check. Were the Major's uniform and badges intact? Was his hand gripping the handle of the all-important despatch case? Was the case securely strapped to his belt?
Everything in order, Jewell bent low to inflate the Major's "Mae West."
Only one thing remained-though it was not in the routine instructions. Four young officers bent bare heads in simple tribute as their commander murmured what prayers he could remember from the Burial Service.
For them, sworn to secrecy, these words from Psalm 39 held a special significance:
" I will keep my mouth as it were with a bridle: while the ungodly is in my sight. I held my tongue and spake nothing: I kept silence, yea, even from good words; but it was pain and grief to me."
A gentle push and the unknown warrior was drifting

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inshore with the tide on his last, momentous journey. "Major Martin" had gone to the war.

The risk that Lieutenant Jewell had taken in going so close to the shore had given us every possible chance of success. We could now only wait to see how Major Martin would carry out his part of the job.

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