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Was It Worth It? posted by bichen

links::uplifting | Tuesday, Nov 9th 2004, 11:43:14 AM

This is one of my favorite "feel good" stories, though I guess it's not really a feel good story.

Horror gripped the heart of the World War I soldier as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. Caught in a trench with continuous gunfire whizzing over his head, the soldier asked his lieutenant if he might go out into the "No Man's Land" between the trenches to bring his fallen comrade back.

Continued below...

"You can go," said the Lieutenant, "but I don't think it will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and you may throw your own life away." The Lieutenant's words didn't matter, and the soldier went anyway.

Miraculously he managed to reach his friend, hoist him onto his shoulder, and bring him back to their company's trench. As the two of them tumbled in together to the bottom of the trench, the officer checked the wounded soldier, then looked kindly at his friend.

"I told you it wouldn't be worth it," he said. "Your friend is dead, and you are mortally wounded."
"It was worth it, though, sir," the soldier said.
"How do you mean, `worth it?Ž" responded the Lieutenant. "Your friend is dead!"
"Yes sir," the private answered. "But it was worth it because when I got to him, he was still alive, and I had the satisfaction of hearing him say, `Jim, I knew youŽd come.Ž"

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Tuesday, Nov 9th 2004, 01:03:53 PM

Chemical Superfreak
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that's cool
Tuesday, Nov 9th 2004, 04:02:41 PM

Anime Geek
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it wasn't worth it
that is friggin sappy
Tuesday, Nov 9th 2004, 04:44:02 PM

Anime Geek
Posts: 327
"jim...i knew you'd come...."
then they start making out or some shit. GAY!
except one's dead and the other dying
Wednesday, Nov 10th 2004, 11:49:34 AM

head dork
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but yeah it IS sappy, that's the point!


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