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Leah sat down heavily, blinking back the tears. "I hate this war," she said through clenched teeth."I guess everybody does," Ezra answered. He sat there for a long time, not knowing what to say. Finally, he said, "I guess you're wondering some about Jeff and his family. I know I am."Leah thought about how she had parted with Jeff and turned to look at Ezra. "I was so mean to him, Ezra. When he left, I wouldn't even give him a kind word. ...I wish he knew how sorry I am about the way I fought with him." "You can write him a letter after the battle."But Leah was troubled. "But what if he gets" She broke off and her lips trembled. She didn't even want to say the words if he gets killed. "Why did I do it, Ezra?"