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It was not only those who jumped too soon who got into trouble. The penalty was equally great for those who hesitated too long. Such an error might result from faulty judgment, or it might grow from a hesitating or timid quality of the mind. Inherently, some men cannot overcome a suppressed dread of jumping -- a dread greatly exaggerated under combat conditions.  

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