He hunted up another piss-a-bed, named Kindervater, from a neighboring unit, and quartered him with Tjaden. In the huts there was the usual bunks, one above the other in pairs, with mattresses or wire netting. Himmelstoos put these two so that one occupied the upper and the other the lower bunk.
One Sunday as Kropp and I were lugging a latrine-bucket on a pole across the barrack-yard Himmelstoss came by, all polished up and spry for going out. He planted himself in front of us and asked how we liked the job. In spite of ourselves, we tripped and emptied the bucket over his legs.
Himmelstoss begins to boil but Tjaden gets in ahead of him. He must bring off his insult: "Wouldn't you like to know what you are? A dirty hound, that's what you are. I've been wanting to tell you that for a long time.