Comprehensive Summary and Review of Chapters
Henry is accepted with joy by his fellows, who thought him dead. They dress
his wound and put him to bed, and when he wakes he is tenderly cared for by
Wilson, the former braggart, now grown sober and reliant. Henry remembers
the packet of letters and feels scornful and superior. Forgetting that he
was ever afraid, Henry feels smug and superior, imagining himself back home,
the conquering hero, admired for his brave deeds.
After speaking with the others, Henry feels more confidant and decides to
face his fears and go back to his unit. Risking both death in battle and being
caught by his commander, he rejoins his unit only to find that they were oblivious
to the fact that he had ever deserted his unit. Henry, whom others thought
had been wounded, facilitates a lie about being separated from the unit and
successfully fools everyone.