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Friday, August 19, 2016

Today's OneWord: Retreat

The army retreated on the seventh day, moving as far back as the Richman Mountains on the east side of the continent. Once camp was set up, tallies were made as to how many men and women had been lost. The casualties were alarming - at least a third of the troops were dead or gravely injured. I myself had lost feeling in my left leg, and therefore I couldn't stand, walk, or run. The doctor placed me in a rickety wheelchair, which I used to roll myself around the area in order to survey the scene.

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