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The Sound of a Going and Susan, Rilla. . . Summary

In "The Sound of a Going," Jem follows through on his earlier speeches and enlists in the navy, as does his childhood friend, Jerry. The entire family is desolate to see them go, and the Dog Monday accompanies them to the train station to see Jem off. Walter, Rilla's second brother, takes a walk with her and confesses that he is too cowardly to go. Because he has been recovering from typhus, nobody expects him to go, but he says that he would if he weren't such a coward.

Rilla begins to get tired of all the war talk, but in the following chapter, her mother encourages her to start a junior chapter of the Red Cross, and she willingly takes it on. Basting sheets for the soldiers and...

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