Hungry soldiers often pillaged outlying farms during times of shortage. An officer entered camp and smelled a roasted pig over a fire. When he asked which soldiers had stolen it, a corporal snapped to attention.
He said,"Sir, I was on picket duty when I heard a sound. I demanded the password and when I only got an oink in return, I shot him. I planned to bring him to your quarters for a court martial.".
The officer made a sly grin and told the corporal,"Bring a part of him and I'll pronounce a partial sentence."
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