War Horse - Chapters 13 – 17 Summary & Analysis

Michael Morpurgo
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Chapter 13 – Joey and Topthorn, though weak, survive into the spring. The fighting on their part of the battlefield grows quiet, but it heats up elsewhere. Joey and Topthorn regain their strength when they are allowed to roam in meadows and eat the delicious grasses and plants that grow in them. They are reassigned to supply duty, where they bring in ammunition from the trains. Joey and Topthorn are placed under the command of Crazy Old Friedrich, a kind and elderly soldier who always takes the jobs no one else wants to do. Friedrich has lived long enough to hate war, and wishes the war was over so he could return to his peacetime job as a butcher. Friedrich tells Joey and Topthorn they are the only rational creatures he has met, because they, like him, were forced to be in war, and no one...

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