The Man He Killed
by Thomas Hardy
The Man He Killed Society and Class Quotes
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You'd treat if met where any bar is,
Or help to half-a-crown. (19-20)
The speaker is obviously a generous guy, and probably a pretty good friend. Which makes the fact that he had to kill this other man an even bigger bummer. And the only reason he had to in the first place is that he couldn't afford to stay out of the war. Or at least, that's one way of looking at it.