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The Drummer Boy of Shiloh (short story)

  • Type: Short Story

The Drummer Boy of Shiloh is a 1960 short story by American author Ray Bradbury. - AsNotedIn

In the April night, more than once, blossoms fell from the orchard trees and lit with rustling taps on the drumskin. At midnight a peach stone left miraculously on a branch through winter, flicked by a bird, fell swift and unseen, struck once, like panic, which jerked the boy upright. In silence he listened to his own heart ruffle away, away, at last gone from his ears and back in his chest again.Ray Bradbury, The Drummer Boy of Shiloh

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1960/04/30 Ray Bradbury Author "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" by Ray Bradbury marches into The Saturday Evening Post.
1960/04/30 The Saturday Evening Post Publisher "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" by Ray Bradbury marches into The Saturday Evening Post.

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Particulars for The Drummer Boy of Shiloh (short story):
Military Event American Civil War
Audience Childrens
Musical Instrument Drum a percussion instrument consisting of a hollow shell or cylinder with a drumhead stretched over one or both ends that is beaten with the hands or with some implement
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Motif War

Original Language: English

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