Part 1, Chapter 1-3
• Dr. Rivers, a psychiatrist reads a letter by S. Sassoon entitled "Finished with the War a Soldier's Declaration."
• Sassoon stays he will no longer fight in the war and explains why.
• Because of the letter, Sassoon has been diagnosed with shell-shock and sent to Craiglockhart.
• Robert Graves, a friend, was going to ride with him to Craiglockhart but he misses the train, and Sassoon goes alone.
• Sassoon thinks the taxi driver is looking at him and he feels his chest where he once had a medal for valor which he threw in the river.
• Dr. Rivers feels the letter from Sassoon may be misguided, but is not deluded or illogical.
• He does believe Sassoon throwing away his medal indicates that there is some distress.
• Rivers watches Sassoon approach the hospital, pause for a moment, wrestling with his fear and run up the steps.
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