Study Guide

The River Between Us Chapter 11

By Richard Peck

Chapter 11

  • Delphine spends the ride back to Mrs. Hanrahan's bending Dr. Hutchings' ear about everything that needs to be done to help the soldiers recover, including the camp passes she and Tilly will need every day.
  • Sure enough, Tilly and Delphine go to Camp Defiance every day to nurse soldiers, cook their food, and launder their clothes. They also hold a few while they're dying—not of bullets, but of measles and dysentery.
  • When Noah gets well enough, he's taken to train and issued a new-to-him (but definitely pre-owned) firearm and uniform.
  • The war is creeping nearer and nearer.