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Explain the ending of "A Mystery of Heroism" by Stephen Crane.

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The ending of this excellent story is one of the most perfect moments of situational irony in literature. Consider what has happened: Fred Collins has risked death by going to get water for his men, and after all of that effort and risk, finally, he returns alive and with the bucket full of water. However,...

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