The Red Maple
Red maple trees were planted in honor of servicemen who were killed in action. Nineteen-year-old Bobby's ashes were entombed under a sapling maple tree after WWI.
A girl was brought to the place he was guarding, but could never leave. A tingle rustled his leaves as he realized that the girl was related to him.
A storm was coming—a different kind of storm—a threatening storm! This was twenty-five years later and the beginning of WWII. What was happening?
A bolt of lightning hit his tree and it fell into the room to which they were taking the girl.
Who was she? He didn't know her—or did he?