The “Mad Dog”! I wonder if he is married and what sort of a wife he has if he is? Strange to think about. I think she must be an obedient or timid woman and would not dare to say much at the dinner table. Or is he a lonely old bachelor who does nothing but read about historical battles.
Anyway, he must be quite mad; he is said to have wiped out a wedding party of several hundred people (that could be an exageration because I do not remember exactly how many people there were, but wedding parties in that part of the World are usually important affairs) for no reason at all.
That is how he became “Mad Dog ” to his troops. He seems to be somewhat ashamed of it – and he certainly should be – but soldiers are mad, obviously!