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The British officer is very sensitive to the charge of reckless disregard of native life, and resents it very bitterly. Not once but very many times I have known an officer, with an armed escort at his heels, expose his life recklessly to a. shower of poisoned arrows, a scratch from one of which would probably mean death, rather than fire a shot, in the conviction that he would presently be able to settle matters without bloodshed. And I have sometimes wondered whether those who without knowledge accuse him of carelessness of human life would have stood the test themselves.