Because of Winn-Dixie - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

Miss Franny tells Amanda and Opal that Littmus was only a 14-year-old boy when the Civil War began. Littmus enlisted and left his mother and three sisters behind to be a war hero.

He was miserable. Hungry all the time, covered with lice and fleas, Littmus spent his days and nights being shot at. When the war was over, he walked back home and found that there was no home to greet him. The Yankees had burned down his home, and his sisters had died of typhoid fever. His mother was also dead, and his father had died on the battlefield. The Civil War made Littmus an orphan.

Winn-Dixie had fallen asleep on the floor next to Amanda and Opal and had begun to snore loudly. She really wanted to hear how Littmus survived after losing everything and everyone he had loved, and Winn-Dixie's snoring was drowning...

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