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I know of a number of men in the British and Russian army who al- ready have. There was Ivan S , captain of the 4th Amur Rifles, a Cossack I met in Blagowest- chensk. I was dining at the "Metropole" when he first came in — a huge mountain of a man with a face like a clenched fist, and a most unenviable record. He had been sent out to a Siberian command to "cool off," having dis- graced himself by debauchery and cruelty in St. Petersburg which even that giddy capital could not condone or forget.... Scarcely a man in his barracks mess but loathed him, for, in- stead of cooling off, S grew all the worse 62 Letters to the Mother of a Soldier 63 in this Asiatic frontier post. Nightly, his orderly would take him home intoxicated, and nightly he would thrash his orderly. It was rumored that he had killed two orderlies al- ready. I knew S because he challenged me to a duel. After that we were friends — bowing friends. A mutual acquaintance in the Russian army has just written me that he fell in the Caucasus campaign last winter.