Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

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What are the physical & mental changes in Jethro in Chapter 12 of Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt?  Does he become more like Bill?

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As the war approaches its fifth April, Jethro is thirteen years old.  He has grown tall, and although he is still "slender", his muscles have a tautness achieved through hard physical labor.  His face has become more angular, and "the great blue eyes of his early years (have been) darkened by shifting lights of gray and green".  Jethro's "golden curls" have straightened out, and his hair is now "a slightly waving thatch of light brown...combed neatly back of the ears".

At thirteen, Jethro...

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