He was disappointed as he heard the peremptory crunch of Corporal Whitcomb’s footsteps recede into silence.
He broke out the bottles of bourbon he had managed to buy on his four-day weekly circuits with the courier plane and laughed, sang, shuffled and shouted in a festival of inebriated ecstasy until he could no longer keep awake and receded peacefully into slumber.
Grasping for support at anything he could reach, Yossarian limped along after him into the corridor and down the adjacent ward to a bed containing a harried young man with pimples and a receding chin.
Their footsteps receded, leaving the circle of sandbags empty and silent in the crisp and windless moonlight.
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Her unhappy childhood memories receded as she grew older.