A Piece of Bread

by François Coppée · Intermediate

This story is one of many French pieces which is about the war with Germany in 1870. A wealthy, young Frenchman joins the Army to defend his country against its enemies. Conditions are terrible and he misses the luxurious life he led before. One day, he throws a piece of bread in the dirt but it is quickly picked up by another soldier. His story and their friendship change his life (1,800 words)

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