Rilla of Ingleside - They Shall Not Pass and Norman Douglas Speaks Summary & Analysis

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They Shall Not Pass and Norman Douglas Speaks Summary

Miss Oliver has another premonition in "They Shall Not Pass," in which those words are spoken by a French soldier. Thus, even though France is invaded shortly thereafter, she has faith that they will not be defeated. At the same time, Walter wins a medal for showing great heroism in battle, where he saved another soldier by pulling him back into the trenches. He has also written a short poem that has been published widely in well-known publications, about the war. Miss Oliver receives news that her childhood sweetheart has been killed in action, but later learns that he has only been wounded.

In "Norman Douglas Speaks," the community is gathered at church, where Mr. Pryor (Whiskers-on-the-moon) gives a long sermon against the war. Some people hear this sermon...

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