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Family

Harold is the only family Homer has. Although they live with an uncle, the uncle is cruel and is not really related to them. When Harold is sold into the army to take the place of a rich man's son, Homer decides he has to save him. Homer worries that Harold will be killed before Homer can find him. Finding Harold is all Homer can think about as he experiences one adventure after another throughout the novel.

When Homer finds his older brother, he discovers that not only does Harold like be away from the responsibility of caring for his baby brother, but that he has had difficulties with authority and been arrested for mutiny. Harold does not seem to be the brother Homer has always thought he was. Homer is not the person Harold thought he was either. Homer is not the baby Harold thinks he is...

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