letter Richard received early in September, Mr Kilmer wrote that he had at last
arrived in France. Richard worried if the war might become longer as the combat
in the trenches seemed to be getting more brutal and deadly by the day.
As the school started again, Mrs.Hansen
announced her class to put on a patriotic programme to sell Liberty Bonds, whiche
helped finance the war. Some of the students will be chosen to perform a
special play by writing an essay The best essay by a girl and a boy will be
pick as the main characters, Lady Liberty and Doughboy.
was interested to play the part of Doughboy and he decided to write about his correspondence
with a lonely American soldier in France, Mr Kilmer rather than the other
ideas. They were sure that Peggy Mason and Abner Lewis would get the important
roles but Richard doubted it. Unfortunately, their expectations went wrong when
Richard and Hannah were announced as the winners. They were invited to share
their essays in front of the class.