Hope in Charlie’s heart

While recovering Charlie wondered if the flu would take his conscientious objector brother. A nurse caring for Charlie told him during his fever he had mumbled peoples names and said something that sounded like, ‘brave John’. He later learned that few men in prison caught the flu due to them having little contact with the outside. He shook his head at the thought of referring to John as ‘brave’ but he couldn’t deny feeling some relief that John was probably safe in prison.