In de Maupassant's Two Friends, why does the colonel allow the two men to go into a warzone?
In Two Friends by Guy de Maupassant, the two men wish to go fishing in a warzone and are allowed to do so by the colonel who controls the checkkpoint between the safety of Paris and the warzone outside of it. > An hour later they were walking side by side on the-highroad.> Presently they reached the villa occupied by the colonel. He smiled at> their request, and granted it. They resumed their walk, furnished with> a password.Knowing full well they might die at the hands of Prussian soldiers, why does the colonel allow them to leave Paris?