Selected Short Stories - Two Soldiers Summary & Analysis

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Two Soldiers Summary

Two young brothers hear the news about the Japanese invasion of Pearl Harbor on the over-loud radio of a neighbor. The older brother, Pete, announces that he's going to Memphis to sign up for the Army but he tells his younger brother, the narrator, that he's too young and needs to stay at home to help their father with farming. On the evening after his brother leaves for Memphis, the younger one slips out of the house after his parents are asleep and walks 22 miles into Jefferson, where he is taken into custody by a policeman, who walks him to the bus station and tries to contact his relatives. During some confusion at the bus terminal, he slips onto the bus and rides the 80 miles to Memphis, where he expects to find his brother at the Army recruitment center. At the...

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