Act One, Part-III Detailed Summary of Arms and the Man: "Arms and the Man" by George Bernard Shaw

She gives him some sweets to eat. And when she is contemptuous of his fearful reactions, he reveals the horror of a soldier: "I can stand two days without shewing it much; but no man can stand three days: I'm as nervous as a mouse". Raina, under the illusion of bravery of her Fiance, says:

"our soldiers are not like that" but the soldier says that "there are only two sorts of soldiers: old ones and young ones" with "Sheer ignorance of the art of war, nothing else".

He then tells her of the artillery and its charge. He then tells of her Fiance and his stupid deed of charging at the artillery:

"Of all the fools ever let loose on a field of battle, that man must be the very maddest. He and his regiment simply committed suicide-only the pistol missed fire, that's all." Hearing such a poor opinion about her Fiance, she behaves coldly and the soldier becomes afraid. He exclaims that all the soldiers are cowards.

She then tells him that her father is a major in Bulgarian army and they are not rude. They civilized because they have a library in their house and they go to opera every season. She offers him her hand as a token of safety for the soldier. Saying this she asks him not to sleep while she is out to inform her mother of his presence in the house. As soon as she goes out he falls asleep on Raina's bed. She brings her mother into her bedroom and she sees the man sleeping.