Summary: The Struggle On The Western Front

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The narrator says that babies under one year old know everything that is going on in the world. In her own first year of life, she knew her family was worried because she never smiled. She was also aware of all the events related to World War I, which was in its last year. She was aware that the women in her house had lost their sons and husbands. She understood that her uncle was alive but injured. She was aware of the battle on the Western Front. These events upset her, so she did not smile. She slept as much as possible. When awake, she kicked and stretched to gain the strength she was obviously going to need. In her fifth month, she tuned in to the artist Picasso. She was also aware of famous writers and the Russian Czar. Her teeth were

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