The Red Badge of Courage - Study Guide Chapter VI Summary & Analysis

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Henry gradually composed himself and congratulated himself on passing this supreme test. The red horror of war had been conquered. He and his comrades engaged in small talk belying the relief that spread over all the men. Then the unimaginable happened. Someone cried out that the enemy was returning. Henry turned quickly and could see their flag bobbing and weaving through the smoke. The men groaned and resumed their positions.

The firing began again just like before, shearing off the grass and the leaves of the trees over their heads. Henry thought this line of Rebels was like a red and green dragon and he shut his eyes and waited to be gobbled up. Suddenly a man near him dropped his rifle and ran; followed quickly by another young man who had been fighting near him. Then more and more men began to run. Henry...

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