Kilmer letter to Richard consists plane simple answer and advice.He encourages
him to pursue his poetic dreams with courage and confidence.He invite Richards
to write again and sent him one of his poem.That night, Richard tried to be
braved to share about the letter to his family.Pa,Gus and Angie didn't show any
axcitement and they do not know who Joyce Kilmer is.
Richard went to his room to reply Mr
Kilmer's letter.Gus comes to the room and teases Richard on his sissy poems.Gus
also advices him to try to fit in with his friends.
Next morning Richard oes to
see Mrs Hansen to tell her about the letter.She is very
impressed.Richards shows her a few of his favourite poems and she helps to
select one to sent to Mr Kilmer.Mrs Hansen encourages him to share the letter
to the class but Richard is not ready yet.Richard meets Hannah right after he
cames out from Mrs Hansen room.She apologised Richard on what she has
done the last time they met.She als shares her feeling and problems with
Richard.Richard climbes the oak tree again and sees the train with a load of
merry soldiers ontheir way to war.Richard is sad thinking about Mr Kilmer and
Otto,the Hannah's brother.