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Only Ten

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 7, Adult
Page count: 6
Categories: War



Appeared in

Top Drawer: A Collection of Stories

Story Summary

A young immigrant from the middle east doesn't fit in until he is the only one who can comfort a classmate whose sister was just killed in a accident. His ability remains a mystery until he removes his T-shirt at the swimming pool to reveal a body pot-marked by shrapnel wounds ... and he was only ten.