"The Shadow of a Crow"
* Inman, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War, is recovering from battle wounds in a military hospital.
* Inman meets a blind man and discusses many things with him, including his blindness and the generals who are running the war.
* Inman thinks and dreams of Cold Mountain, the place where he was born and raised.
* Inman writes a letter to a girl to let him know he is coming home soon.
* Inman thinks of his friend, a Cherokee named Swimmer, and wonders if he is part of a Home Guard searching for deserters.
* Inman thinks of Swimmer's philosophy on life as compared to his own Christian beliefs, how they conflict, and hopes Swimmer is not involved in the war.
* The man in the bed beside Inman has died. Inman takes his writings and leaves the hospital.
"The Ground Beneath Her Hands"
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