“'Tis Not Always the Bullet that Kills”


"Please, dear Uncle, now tell me why you're sighing." The boy wonders why, if he survived the war, he is always sad. The boy's mother says that she loved the uncle, but married her sweetheart's brother when she thought the uncle dead. Both regret this

Cross references


  1. Randolph 715, "'Tis Not Always the Bullet that Kills" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7431
  3. BI, R715


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1920 (Randolph)
Found in: US(So)