Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

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What was the change in Nancy's behavior with Jethro in Across Five Aprils? How did Nancy become so free with Jethro?

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Of all his brothers, Jethro has never been close to John. He does not dislike his older brother, but he has not enjoyed the rapport with him that he shares with Bill either. The same reserve extends to John's wife, Nancy. Nancy is very shy, and Jethro, being still a child, perhaps tends to interpret that as unfriendliness. Because he is uneasy around John and Nancy, Jethro does not go around to their house very often, and never makes an effort to get to know their children (Chapter 1).

After the war begins and John goes...

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