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By Derrick Wolf

The genuine tales of 2 infantrymen. although they're separated by way of virtually a hundred years, the similarities of their studies are striking.

When Derrick Wolf left the U.S. for Vietnam in 1970 on January sixth, the day of Epiphany, little did he detect what a prophetic day it is going to develop into for him. Boys for males is a magazine of his journey of responsibility. Wolf tells of the bleak day-by-day regimen of a tank staff close to the De-militarized area simply south of North Vietnam. From the close to consistent rain in the course of monsoon to the insufferable excessive temperatures and humidity of the dry season, existence turns into a sequence of lengthy sessions of boredom and problem interrupted without notice via lethal situations.

Combined with Wolf’s tales are excerpts of the formerly unpublished 1876 magazine of Sylvester Waltz, an infantryman in the course of the nice Sioux conflict. Waltz was once a member of the Yellowstone day trip, which culminated within the conflict of the Little Bighorn the place basic George Armstrong Custer used to be killed and his forces defeated.

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As his final deed, World knights the hero as Manhood 32 CONVENTIONS OF COSTUME AND COSTUME CHANGE Mighty, then exits, returning as Conscience, who in turn exits to reenter almost at once as Folly. Folly entices Manhood to follow him to London for the usual "riot" of a prodigal, naming him Shame and perhaps transferring his own fool's cap to Manhood's head as he exits. Manhood/Shame boasts of his freedom "to learn revel," then Folly re-enters as Conscience. Conscience and Shame have a brief quarrel, the latter then exiting to dress as Perseverance.

84) G. Wapull's formless Tide Tarrieth No Man (offered for acting in 1576), includes a similar pair of young prodigals, named Wantonness and Wastefulness, who determine to spend their substance in pleasure. Immediately 20 CONVENTIONS OF COSTUME AND COSTUME CHANGE after their exit, Wapull brings in "the Debtor arrested" (1294 SD), who suggests the prodigal, but this nonce-character says his debts are just and blames his present plight on the avarice of Greediness. Only after more than 200 lines concerned with Christianity, Faithful Few, Greediness, and the "Vice" Courage, does Wastefulness reappear, as expected, "poorly," lamenting his condition and followed by "Despair...

As if this were not clear enough Jacob then moralizes: 25 Costumes and Scripts in the Elizabethan Theatres I could with mine owne geare better contented b e . . I loue not to wear an other birdes feathers. Mine owne poore homely geare will serue for all wethers. (1284-48) This sounds like hypocrisy but is probably meant, as with Enough and other virtue characters, to express piety by preference for simple, utilitarian apparel. Jacob's disguise is supposed to trick the blind Isaac by touch and smell, so it probably was supposed to look crude to the sighted audience.

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