Zanzi says he immediately reported the incident to three superiors—a director, a human-resources manager, and the staff captain.
Immediately after the outbreak of war I found him hurrying through the Horse Guards in a staff captain's uniform.
"I did not expect this of you," said the staff captain seriously and severely.
He answered the staff captain's question by a disapproving shake of his head.
The staff captain gave him the job because he was a sea cook.
The staff captain on his broad-backed, steady mare came at a walk to meet him.
"The padre was right—it must be a fireguard, after all," said the staff captain.
The staff captain lost his way several times running, and I confess my heart rejoiced thereat.
On returning to the dug-out I saw the staff captain ferociously digging with a mess-tin.
The staff captain, Kirsten, had twice been reduced to the ranks for affairs of honor and had twice regained his commission.