The wars - chapter 5 Essay

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the wars - chapter 5



Robert leaves from London to Waterloo where he rides by train and reaches a town called
Magdalene Wood. It is here when he realizes that he has been separated with his bag.
Robert is now left without rations, clean clothing, and his gun. Magdalene Wood lies about
12 miles from Bailleul. Robert decides he wants to make it before sunrise so he must walk
the remainder of the way. Soon Robert joined two horsemen and rode the remainder of the
way.

When Robert reaches Bailleul and stays the first night in a hotel, he immediately passes
out in his room. He wakes once wondering what time it is the remembers the watch Barbara
bought him. Although it is 1:30 Robert falls back asleep. He then wakes up later wondering
if he has slept through an entire day; he gets up showers and makes way for Desole, this
is a housing facility for the mentally ill as well as soldiers. While taking a shower the
nurses and other inmates leave the room and turn off the light. Robert senses he is not
alone, and asks "who's there?" nobody replies, but he hears the sound of someone
breathing. He is then approached by what seems like four men and is raped. Before the
rapists leave Robert hears them say not to take any money or that will give their
identities away, revealing to Robert that it was soldiers who committed the act.

Soon after this incident Poole appears while passing through and much to Roberts surprise
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