This story from American writer Louisa May Alcott recalls her personal experience with a wounded Maine veteran while was serving as a nurse in Washington D.C. during the Civil War. Alcott was a prolific writer and one of the first successful American female authors-that due to the success of her novel "Little Women" and the huge amount of well-written short stories like this one.
May 2018 Update- Louisa scored a short story in our first E Book at Amazon Kindle with "Cousin Tribulation"- check it out and give us a kind review for bringing the classics to life! https://www.amazon.com/Classic-Short-Stories-Fireside-Collection-ebook/dp/B07CRW2RZ9/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1525854517&sr=8-4&keywords=kindle+books+1001+classic+short+stories
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