Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Towards the end of the First World War, two young men desert from the army. One is simply too young and too frightened to have ever been in it in the first place, the other is running because his actions resulted in the death of his closest friend. For a while they ride inside a small circus wagon, hidden by the performers until a likely hiding place can be found. They think they have found it when they arrive near the Island of the Silver Herons, which is near the home of the second man. However, their arrival has not gone unnoticed.
desertion, on-the-road, war