back because there is going to be a civil war. And we’ll win” (194). Johnny has confidence in himself and the Bostonians fighting against England; moreover, his crippled hand is not a problem for him anymore. After witnessing the body of a dead friend (Pumpkin) Johnny confesses his weakness of fear of death. The narrator confesses, “That one horrible night for one horrible moment he was glad his hand was crippled. He would never have to face the round eye of death at the end of a musket. (235). Johnny is starting to accept his crippled hand as a benefit rather than a weakness.After round one of the war has completed with the death of Rab and others Johnny realizes his strength and reflects on his purpose for fighting. The narrator reveals “he felt nothingcould hurt him on this day. Not Rab’s death nor the surgeon’s knife…True Rab had died, Hundreds would die, but not the thing they died for” (300). Johnny’s journey has only begun, butnow he can accept his life has meant something and he has made a mark of the liberation of many live’s alike Rab, Pumpkin, Doctor Warren, Sam Adams, John Quincy, and John Hancock.