Diana Gabaldon

“Soldiers manage by dividing themselves. They're one man in the killing, another at home, and the man that dandles his bairn on his knee has nothing to do wi' the man who crushed his enemy's throat with his boot, so he tells himself, sometimes successfully.”

Diana Gabaldon, The Scottish Prisoner
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The Scottish Prisoner (Lord John Grey, #3) The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon
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