chapter  VIII
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THE MILITARY THROWS A FEW ROCKS

After the building had been disinfected and freshly painted from top to bottom, the most urgent of remaining problems was to establish a diet kitchen on each floor. Special stress was laid on the importance of keeping these rooms immaculate, and the first night after they went into use, I made unannounced inspection. My blood pressure shot up to a new high when I discovered that scraps from supper bowls had been thrown as usual on the floor, and I shouted for the coolie in charge.