Difficult Loves - Wartime Stories, Section 2. One of the Three Is Still Alive; Animal Woods; & Mine Field Summary & Analysis

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"One of the Three is Still Alive" is a brutal, terrifying look at what humans choose to do to one another in times of war. Soldiers have burned a village, slaughtering children, and the villagers have managed to capture three of the enemy soldiers. The villagers strip the men naked and debate what punishment is worthy of such scum. Although a few people want to at least consider showing mercy, the mob decides that the soldiers should be thrown into the Witch's Hole, a deep crevasse in the earth. The tallest of the soldiers feels a strange uncertainty, as though he might not die. He is the last of the three to fall into the Witch's Hole, and he wakes up after a minute, and realizes that the body of his fat comrade has cushioned...

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