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The Man He Killed
The Man He Killed
by Thomas Hardy

The Man He Killed Summary

The speaker recalls a time when he shot a man in war, and realizes that if they had met at a bar instead of on the battlefield, they could have had a grand ol' time. The speaker then goes on to describe how he killed the guy and tries to explain why. But in the end, the speaker doesn't have a good reason for killing the man, because the other man was a complete stranger, and what did he ever do to this guy?

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