• Homer and Harold have been living with their Uncle since their mother died eight years ago. Unfortunately they do not get along with him and their relationship has soured so much that the boys have to sleep in the barn.
• One day the Uncle sees Homer eating a piece of bread meant for the pigs and goes to strike him. Harold gets to him first and throws him in the pig pen. The uncle leaves the farm without a word.
• The Uncle returns with a judge and a soldier and forces Harold to take an oath to join the army.
• Whilst in the cellar, Homer overhears his uncle and his uncle's friends talking. After a few drinks his uncle admits that he sold Harold into the army to take the place of a rich man's son. In reality, the oath is not legal mostly because Harold...
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