What is the plot of "An Episode of War"?

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This is an excellent short story, and it will not take you much time to read it, so please don't use this summary as a substitute for reading it yourself.

The story opens with the sight of an army lieutenant rationing out the coffee supply his company has. A sudden shot sounds and the soldiers see blood covering the sleeve of their lieutenant. The lieutenant tries to sheathe the sword he had been using to count the coffee packets as his mind is overwhelmed by the mysteries of life and existence. His soldiers try to assist him and he leaves the field overwhelmed by sadness to seek medical...

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