" Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carried letters from a girl named Martha' a junior at Mount Sebastian college in New Jersey ". pg:1
The Man I Killed
Can't believed I killed him.
Stop looking at him. Have some respect.
" At some point mid- July I began thinking seriously about Canada. The border lay a few hundred miles north an eight hour drive." pg:44
I do not want to do this.
" Both my conscience and my instincts were telling me to make a break for it, just take off and run like hell and never stop." pg:48
I did not want to kill him. I just wanted to scare him away.
" His jaw was in his throat, his upper lip and teeth were gone, his one eye was shut, his other eye was a star-shaped hole." pg:124
" Then looking up i see a young man come out of the fog. He wore black clothing and rubber sandals and a gray ammunition belt." pg:132
" He fell on his back. His rubber sandals had been blown off. there was no wind. he lay at the center of the trail, his right leg bent beneath him, his one eye shut, his other eye a huge-shaped hole." pg:133