Story summary.Jediah Cromwell, a mountain boy living with his mother, gets a compulsory army draft. Result: both the Army & the US government get far more than they'd bargained for...
- Judith Merril (ed)'s "10th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F".
Fact sheet.First published: Analog, April 1963.
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Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell.
Related: Stories of Rick Raphael; funny stories.