THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE
A man near him who up to this time had been working feverishly at his rifle suddenly stopped and ran with howls. A lad whose face had borne an expression of exalted courage, the majesty of he who dares give his life, was, at an instant, smitten abject. He ran like a rabbit. Stephen Crane's tale of the American Civil War, his answer to the myth that war is about heroism.