Yossarian whirled to escape and smacked into Aarfy, who had struck a match and was placidly lighting his pipe.
He was relieved, even though he still saw Aarfy’s bloated cherub’s face hanging down over McWatt’s shoulder with placid interest.
There was nothing funny about living like a bum in a tent in Pianosa between fat mountains behind him and a placid blue sea in front that could gulp down a person with a cramp in the twinkling of an eye and ship him back to shore three days later, all charges paid, bloated, blue and putrescent, water draining out through both cold nostrils.
’Very critical times indeed,’ Colonel Korn agreed with a placid nod.
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a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
I scan their faces, trying to look as placid as possible.