Wednesday, April 14, 2010

An Episode of War by Stephen Crane

An Army lieutenant divides coffee amongst his troops when he is shot in the arm. He walks through the camp as sympathetic soldiers stare at him. One soldier dresses the wound with a handkerchief. The doctor promises him he will not have to amputate the arm. The story concludes as the soldier returns home and his family is shocked by his flat sleeve.

Sad and touching. Wonderfully tragic account of the Civil War by Crane.

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