38% done with The Story of the Malakand Field Force

“These ignorant tribesmen had no conception of the sensitivities of modern civilisation, which thrills and quivers in every part of its vast and complex system at the slightest touch. ” Nor did they probably care; modernity is what they’re fighting.

I like him questioning the bravery of one soldier because of the stupidity of another. should they be rewarded?