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Can you help me write a one-chapter sequel to Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt?

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Across Five Aprils ends with Jethro having taken responsibility for his family farm for the last four of the titular five Aprils. After Lincoln's assassination, Jethro feels there is no "beauty in the world around him or any serenity in his heart." Nonetheless, the story ends on a hopeful note as the slaves are freed and the country moves forward into an unknown but promising future. Jethro himself is facing a new chapter in his life as he prepares to obtain an education like Shad and Milton.

A short sequel to Across Five Aprils might begin a year after Jethro has left home to pursue his education. The world changed significantly in a short period of time, so the sixth April could...

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