Shooting the Moon - Chapters 11 and 12 Summary & Analysis

Frances O'Roark Dowell
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Chapters 11 and 12 Summary

While babysitting Cindy, all Jamie can think about is how to ask her father to break protocol and help keep Private Hollister from going to war. Cindy gives the stuffed dog Brutus back that TJ gave to Jamie and Jamie lent to Cindy. Jamie concludes that TJ is sending her pictures of the war because mere words could never describe his experiences the way the pictures do.

Jamie remembers when TJ got home from basic training, before he went to Vietnam. She could tell that her brother had already changed. She imagines he'll be a completely different person now that he has been in a real war. That night at the dinner table, TJ asks the Colonel for a favor. He says he needs the Colonel to act like he's proud of him. The Colonel says of course he's proud of...

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