Book 2, Chapter 6 Summary
Tom is in bed while his foot heals. Philip is the first one to suggest that the doctor tell Tom he will not be lame for the rest of his life because of the accident. No one but Philip understands that such a thought might be bothering Tom. Upon hearing this, Tom is quite relieved. His mood brightens, and he even encourages Philip to come often to his room to help him pass the time.
Maggie is visiting the school again. As Philip frequents Tom’s room, he also comes to know Maggie better. Philip continues to tell Tom stories about wars. When he relates how one soldier was wounded in the foot and complained so bitterly that his fellow soldiers could no longer stand to hear him, Tom boasts of how well he reacted to his...
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