Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

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How does Jethro get the news of Lincoln's assassination in Chapter 12 of Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt? Who gave him the news, and what were his feelings about it?

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Jethro is working out in the fields when he hears about Lincoln's assassination.  He is still basking in the glow of the news of the long-awaited cease-fire, and when he thinks back on the moment, he remembers "a sunlit field and a sense of serenity and happiness such as he had not known since early childhood".  He stops his team when he sees Nancy running towards him, and is stunned when she embraces him and sobs against his shoulder that "they've killed the President".


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