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    A Soldier’s Secret – Marissa Moss

    “‘Just a minute there.’ The recruiter stops me as I lean over to dip the pen in ink. ‘You can’t enlist.’ I freeze. Can he tell? I’m wearing a shirt, vest, and trousers as usual, my curly hair cut short except for a lock that insists on falling over my forehead. I brush it away nervously and meet the man’s eyes. I’ve been passing for nearly three years now, but every new encounter stills brings with it the same fear.” Frank Thompson is a member of the Union army. Enlisted as a nurse, tending to the wounded soliders on the battle field, he also becomes a mail carrier, risking his…