The Red Badge of Courage
"Well, don't we fight like the devil? Don't we do all that men can?" demanded the youth loudly (16.14).
It was perhaps that they dreaded to be killed in insignificant ways after the times for proper military deaths had passed (21.3).
They speedily forgot many things. The past held no pictures of error and disappointment. They were very happy, and their hearts swelled with grateful affection for the colonel and the youthful lieutenant (21.41).