For Nelson Literacy . . .
Read the personal anecdote titled “Ambush.”
Do you agree with the father’s decision to lie to his daughter about his war experiences? Why or why not?
What are the father’s reasons for keeping the secret?
What might be the outcome of continuing to keep the secret?
What might the effects be of telling the secret?
What do you think is the most powerful description included in this selection? Why is it powerful?
If the daughter was a teenager and read this story, how do you think she would react? Explain.
“It was not a matter of live or die. There was no real peril. Almost certainly the young man would have passed by. And it will always be that way.” What is this in reference to?