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Half-length portrait of Martin Gray, a blanket wrapped around his shoulders, wet with rain, looking down at his hands.

"Very little could have been seen on the battlefield at Tanneron, where the willpower of Martin Gray fought for control of his emotions and memories, and for domination of his future life. It was total warfare. No thought was given to surrender. From a distance, nothing betrayed the raging conflict; his good right eye measured the enemy, while his left was unfathomable--blind since earlier hand-to-hand combat at night in the ghetto. [October 1970.]" The Fragile Miracle of Martin Gray, p. 42.