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In the silences between jokes about Leper's glories we wondered whether we ourselves would measure up to the humblest minimum standard of the army. I did not know everything there was to know about myself, and knew that I did not know it; I wondered in the silences between jokes about Leper whether the still hidden parts of myself might contain the Sad Sack, the outcast, or the coward. We were all at our funniest about Leper, and we all secretly hoped that Leper, that incompetent, was as heroic as we said 9. Leper becomes a reflection of all the boys' dreams of their own future selves in the army. What does it say, then, that Leper goes mad and abandons ship?
Leper compares the new sport of downhill skiing with his own preference, Nordic or cross-country skiing. His critique reveals his core personality: Leper likes to pause and reflect, to enjoy nature, and to go at his own pace. Gene explains how he and his friends reacted to the film of ski troops. Immediately upon seeing the film, Leper, an avid skier and outdoorsman, decides that joining the ski represents the perfect way for him to serve in the military. Gene reflects on the moment Leper reveals that he ran away from the military. After enlisting, Leper was sent to basic training. There the combination of stress, lack of sleep, and bad food eventually caused him to have a mental breakdown, which took the form of frightening hallucinations.