How would you interpret these two sentences?
1 There are a few real wounded.
2 Perhaps it start again.
As for the first sentence, does it mean there are a few soldiers who are severely wounded by rock fragments?
Or does it mean there are a few soldiers who were severely wounded not only by rock fragments but also by other things?
As for the second sentence, does it mean perhaps the war may start again?
Or does it mean perhaps the war has started again?
Thanks. It’s from A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.the context
"You don't believe me? We will go now this afternoon and see. And in the town we have beautiful English girls. I am now in love with Miss Barkley. I will take you to call. I will probably marry Miss Barkley."
"I have to get washed and report. Doesn't anybody work now?"
"Since you are gone we have nothing but frostbites, chilblains, jaundice, gonorrhea, self-inflicted wounds, pneumonia and hard and soft chancres. Every week some one gets wounded by rock fragments. There are a few real wounded. Next week the war starts again. Perhaps it start again. They say so. Do you think I would do right to marry Miss Barkley—after the war of course?"
"Absolutely," I said and poured the basin full of water.