Goodbye to All That - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Graves' first child, a daughter named Jenny, was born in January of 1919. Graves returned to his duty station in Limerick where clashes between the troops and local young men were common. Graves found his service less interesting and pined to be home with his wife and child. After some consideration, he resigned his commission and demobilized as a student at Oxford. When Graves' discharge came through, his commanding officer refused to honor it because he wanted Graves to perform in the Battalion theatrical. Graves was incensed, but then realized that he was running a fever and probably had contracted Spanish Influenza. As he had no desire to convalesce from the influenza in an Irish hospital, Graves snuck about and got his demobilization order signed and completed, partly through finagling and partly through blind luck. After a remarkably rapid transit, Graves attained his home in England...

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