Sheldon Curtis, called "Say" by those close to him, was just fifteen years old at the time that he went off to fight for the Union in the Civil War. When Say was wounded on the battle field, he was brought to safety by a black Union soldier, about the same age. Pinkus, the black, Union soldier, took Say back to his house where Moe Moe Bay took good care of him. At first, Say had been uneasy about being around black. But as time went on, Pink and Say became inseparable friends.
I find that in this story, Pink, Say, and Moe Moe Bay are all heroes. During a time of such racism between blacks and whites, Pink risked his life for a white boy, whom he carried with him back to safety. Say's heroism was shown by the way that he not only went off to war at the young age of fifteen, but when he awoke in a strange home of a black family, Say didn't at all judge them by the color of their skin. Then there was Moe Moe Bay, who put herself in between the two boys and a group of Confederate soldiers.
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