By Nevil Shute
Younger pilot Donald Ross has little in universal with the Oxford archaeologist who has hired him on an day trip to the Arctic—and nonetheless much less along with his appealing yet obdurate daughter, Alix. yet as soon as the 3 of them succeed in the treacherous shorelines of Greenland, looking for the ruins of early Viking settlements, their destinies are inextricably certain via the occasions that spread there.
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The major came very regularly to the hospital. I do not think he ever missed a day, although I am sure he did not believe in the machines. There was a time when none of us believed in the machines, and one day the major said it was all nonsense. The machines were new then and it was we who were to prove them. It was an idiotic idea, he said, “a theory, like another”. I had not learned my grammar, and he said I was a stupid impossible disgrace, and he was a fool to have bothered with me. He was a small man and he sat straight up in his chair with his right hand thrust into the machine and looked straight ahead at the wall while the straps thumped up and down with his fingers in them.
They rebuilt his face, but he came from a very old family and they could never get the nose exactly right. He went to South America and worked in a bank. But this was a long time ago, and then we did not any of us know how it was going to be afterwards. We only knew then that there was always the war, but that we were not going to it any more. We all had the same medals, except the boy with the black silk bandage across his face, and he had not been at the front long enough to get any medals. The tall boy with a very pale face who was to be a lawyer had been a lieutenant of Arditi and had three medals of the sort we each had only one of.
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An Old Captivity by Nevil Shute