The day we were looking forward to came at last--a week's military training began.
During the training, each of us did his part in earnest. We drilled more than six hours a day, though it was very hot at the time.
In the blazing① sun, we always tried to measure up to the high standards which were demanded . Sweat streamed down and we wouldn't wipe it off. Olny three days later our faces were tanned.② We felt happy and proud of it .
Our platoon③ officer was a young PLA man, about twenty years old. He was very strict with us during the training and very kind to us afterwards. By talking with him, we came to know not only more information about army life, but also about military affairs.
The military training gave us good discipline. It brought us great happiness, too. We'll never forget it.
①blazing ['bleiziR] a.强烈的;闪耀的
③platoon[pl 'tu:n] n.(军队的)排