Life of a Soldier

Noël Lucky Chevalier was a soldier serving in Napoleons arm in the 1800s. This is his journey through several campaigns he fought.
This is my entry for the Historical Fiction Contest

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5. February 1st, 1806

Life is getting boring… I’m getting restless.  A month and a half later my leg is still hurt.  My arm still gets sore at times, but it’s a slow healing process.

I am home now, home with my darling Mary and Christian, the cutest boy around, I daresay.

I was right though, as soon as I came home and Mary saw me on those crutches she immediately told me to sit down and rest. For the past month it’s been the same old: “Sit down Noël, sit down and I’ll get you some tea.” I may no longer go about my regular activities with Mary around.

Yesterday I was playing with Christian in the afternoon, when one word came out of his mouth: “Daddy!” it was his first word. I am very proud of him. Christian keeps saying: “Daddy,” whenever he sees me. It melts my heart.

When Napoleon calls me back to fight, I’m going to be heartbroken to leave my family who I love so dearly.

Noël

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