Soldier's Heart - Chapter 5, Night Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5, Night Summary

Charley and the other soldiers find themselves in a grove of trees, recovering from the battle. Officers move through the men telling them that they did a good job, but Charley and the others know it is a lie. They were soundly defeated. They are told to rest, as tomorrow they must do it again, but Charley doesn't see how it is possible. His legs will not carry him into the meadow again, and he fears that if they do, they will all be killed. Looking out towards the battlefield, he sees what he thinks are fireflies, but then he realizes that the spots of light are lanterns and candles being used by the survivors to find friends who have died.

Later, Charley is given rations of dried bread and raw salt pork. After his first bite, he finds that he...

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