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Cornet at Night

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 17
Categories: Historical Fiction



Appeared in

The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories

Story Summary

Young Tommy Dickson is pulled between his mother who wants him to take music lessons and get and education and his father who wants him to be a farmer. When he is sent to town to find a man to help with the harvest, he brings home a young cornet player whose never done a lick of farm work in his life. Not unexpectedly he is a failure as a farm hand, but Tommy will remember the sound of his cornet at night forever.