Decoration Day in Deep Valley

May 30, 2011 @ 6:19 am | Filed under: Books

“When Colonel Coville told us to charge,” he said, “nobody ran out on that field any faster than Aaron Sibley.”

“You ran fast enough to get a bullet through your arm.”

“Only winged, only winged,” he answered impatiently. “It might have been death for any one of us.”

It was for a good many of them, Emily remembered. She had heard her grandfather say many times that only forty-seven had come back out of two hundred and sixty-two who had made the gallant charge.

—from Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace.


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  1. Oh… I love Emily of Deep Valley!!

    Lauren
    emilyofdeepvalley.blogspot.com 🙂