Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

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How was the Creightons' barn rebuilt in Chapter 8 of Across Five Aprils?

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The people of the area pitch in and help raise a new barn for the Creightons.  It is apparent that there are more folks who support Matt Creighton than condemn him, recognizing what a difficult and heartbreaking situation he is in with sons fighting for both the Union and the Confederacy, because

"...men from the nearby communities and from even as far away as Newton came to build a new barn, so that Matt Creighton's stock might have...

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