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Maybe half of the boys slept on top of cardboard pieces to keep out the chill of the concrete … and a few also had their legs wrapped up in gunny-sacks that they were using as makeshift sleeping bags.
Surely one of the cheapest and plainest of fibres otherwise known as gunny sacking, or hessian, made from jute...
In India it is used mainly for the manufacture of a coarse textile known as gunny cloth, used as bale-wrappers, and sacks for coffee and rice.
My "gunny" sergeant had given them my name. they made their pitch.
If a wet material, such as gunny sack, is placed over the fish it will cool slightly when no ice is available.
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