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  • 'I'm the best friend you've got and you don't even know it,' he asserted belligerently, and walked out of the chaplain's tent.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'These are very critical times,' Colonel Cathcart asserted petulantly from a far corner of the office, paying no attention to Colonel Korn.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Chaplain,' resumed the officer without insignia at a more leisurely pace, lifting a typewritten sheet of yellow paper from the open folder, 'I have a signed statement here from Colonel Cathcart asserting you stole that plum tomato from him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When fellow administrative officers expressed astonishment at Colonel Cathcart's choice of Major Major, Captain Black muttered that there was something funny going on; when they speculated on the political value of Major Major's resemblance to Henry Fonda, Captain Black asserted that Major Major really was Henry Fonda; and when they remarked that Major Major was somewhat odd, Captain Black announced that he was a Communist.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'The hell with it, then,' the colonel asserted in a huff of independence.  (not reviewed by editor)

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