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Some Truth

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Thomas Barrow – Corporal Barrow, thank you very much – is a thief and a liar.

If he were a dreamer, he would conjure up some fantasy, someone who would see something in him no one else seems to. (How ironic, he thinks, gently touching the almost delicate hand of Lieutenant Courtenay. Edward.)

Make him feel, if not like a good man, at least a better one.

He’s made sure people have a great many reasons to hate him; to survive, you have to be ruthless.

In the end, what Thomas is matters less than what he’s become and chooses to be.