The Return of a Private The Return of a Private
By Hamlin Garland ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 4) When she got back to their farm, she saw the man standing by the fence. He... The Return of a Private

By Hamlin Garland
ReadOasis Step 2
(Part 4)

When she got back to their farm, she saw the man standing by the fence. He was looking at the little house and the field of yellow wheat. The sun was almost touching the hills in the west. The cow bells rang softly as the animals moved toward the barn.

"How peaceful it all is," Private Smith thought. "Far away from the battles, the hospitals, the wounded and the dead. My little farm in Wisconsin. How could I have left it for those years of killing an...

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