A Piece of Bread

by François Coppée · Intermediate

In this French story, one of many about the war with Germany in 1870, a wealthy young Frenchman joins the Army to defend his country. Conditions are terrible and he misses his old, luxurious life. 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 (1,820 words)

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