A war hero visits his psychiatrist after cracking up
"Welcome Lieutenant, please do come in and have a seat."
"No, no not at the desk over here by the fire, I find in my old
"Firstly let me say it is quite an honor to be meeting you. It
"Anyway, shall we get started then? What brings you here to our
"Y-y-y-you k-k-know very well what b-b-brings me to your
"Interesting, your file does not mention your stammer."
"Y-y-y-you think I-I-I am here f-f-f-for my stammer?"
"No, no Lieutenant I know you are not here for your stammer, I
"F-F-France. W-w-w-what is so i-i-interesting about it?
"Well, we have found most people who stammer are...how can I put
"Mostly the common men are struck mute."
"I-I-I a-a-am not f-f-f-following, sir, I-I-I t-t-think I am
"Please, please no offense is intended. We just, and by we I
"I-I-I am s-s-still not f-f-following..."
"Well lieutenant we both know you are no gentleman. Your father
"H-h-he was, r-r-right up 'til he d-d-d-died, my m-m-m-mother
"So again, I say your stammer is curious."
"A-a-a-are you s-s-s-saying I am n-n-n-not a g-g-g-gentleman,
"In deed, he did, I am merely saying you were not raised a
"R-r-r-read a-a-a-about it."
"Well, it says here you took command of your machine gun section
"Oh my, no, that was your Military Medal citation. Your
"S-s-s-so they say. I-I-I d-d-don't remember m-m-much of it.
"Well, it says here you saved five lives, did you manage to find
"Y-y-y-yes, w-w-w-what was left of him."
"Oh I am sorry, to hear that."
"N-n-not as s-s-sorry as his mum."
"So then with your newly appointed commission you volunteered
"Ha, v-v-volunteered, if that's w-w-what you want to call it."
"It says right here in your record volunteered for Flying
"S-s-sure t-t-that's what it s-s-says. I-I-I got b-b-back to
"Well, you have certainly done a fine job, since. With the
"N-N-No, I do not r-r-remember."
"You do not remember?"
"What is the last bit of flying you remember?"
"Climbing into my plane, for the dawn patrol."
"Do you remember the patrol?"
"Says, here you landed your plane alone and it was so full of
"You refused to come out of your plane, you just sat there and
"How about this last incident at the flying school?"
"You apparently frightened your student to the point he was a
"I-I-I don't remember, but good for him. He would just end
"I personally cannot blame him, you'd have to be mad to fly in
"S-s-so y-y-you do think I am mad?"
"Yes, quite frankly I do, but no more than any other pilot I've
"T-t-then why bother trying to help me. I-I-I'll n-n-never
"We don't know that, lieutenant. Maybe just maybe we can
"I-I-I am n-n-not a good man, o-o-or p-p-pilot anymore!"
"I-I-I am a coward and apparently mad"
"Well, lieutenant your Military Medal, Military Cross with a
"I-I-I f-f-feel like one, I am here aren't I?"
"Well. I certainly look forward to talking more with you, but
"I-I-I have one question, sir. T-T-There is no lock on my
"Well, no there won't be. The only door here with a lock is
"Oh one more thing lieutenant, next time I would like you to