The Fighting Ground - Pages 116 through 128 Summary & Analysis

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Pages 116 through 128 Summary

11:50

The Corporal tells Jonathan that the dead people were Tories. They only spoke French. He tells Jonathan to speak to the boy in French—he'll respond then. The Corporal adds that the father was a spy and that spies are to be executed. An older boy who escaped from the farmhouse must have been the one to bring the Hessians in revenge. Since the three Hessians are now asleep, they will be easy targets. Jonathan grabs the boy and announces that he wants to go home. The Corporal orders him to go with him to the farmhouse.

April 4, 1778

12:30

Jonathan feels upset. The Frenchman and another soldier talks to Jonathan, trying to comfort him. They tell him that the Corporal is a true believer—a good soldier. But when there is no fight, he is a harsh person, someone to avoid. The Frenchman speaks...

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