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    The soldier here, as everywhere in Canada, appeared to be put forward, and by his best foot. They were in the proportion of the soldiers to the laborers in an African ant-hill.... On every prominent ledge you could see England’s hands holding the Canadas, and I judged from the redness of her knuckles that she would soon have to let go.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Children play soldier. That makes sense. But why do soldiers play children?
    Karl Kraus (1874–1936)

    It is easier to get a thousand soldiers than to find one good general.
    Chinese proverb.