would actually do it. How awful.”
“So I am called away to war once more. I leave in a matter of weeks.”
Josiah held his wife to him while she tried to take in the brutality of the news she had just heard, and the devastation of her small family being pulled once more apart. While her husband acknowledged the shocking nature of the king’s death, he felt a certain pull to the regiment that he could not deny. Despite feeling torn between his duty to the army and his love for the wife to whom he also had a duty, he could not have guessed the words that Elizabeth was to speak the following Sunday at the dinner table.
“Papa has been called to war again, my dears,” she began. All three of her daughters looked from their mother to their father and back aga...
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