Across Five Aprils

by Irene Hunt

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What are the two major misfortunes that befall the Creightons during the spring of 1862? What impact do these events have on Jeth?

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First, their barn is burnt down by locals who are angry with the family because Bill has gone to fight for the South.

The other is that Tom dies in battle.

Jeth starts to question the nature of the war itself, loses faith in the Generals, and also has to do more work around the farm.

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