That night, Richard writes a poem about Pa, but he may not share it with him.
A few weeks later, Mr. Kilmer writes to Richard that he rolunteered to fight in this last war so that young people like him need no fight and die anymore. He also likes Hannah's last line for Richard's poem.
That year, Pa has extra corn to sell and makes a profit. Richard enjoys working wiht Pa, but there is still a barrier between them. He notices that Pa sometimes gazes with a sad and haunted look.