Heinrich's enemy was in his power. Could he forgive?
Heinrich glared at the soldier, pity draining from his heart. "You killed a good man," he said at last.
The soldier looked at him uncomprehendingly. "Have mercy, sir. I'm so thirsty."
"Is this what you want?" Heinrich asked, holding up his cider skin.
The soldier's face lit up. "Aye. Bless you for it."
Heinrich spat. "Not even a drop. Here's your mercy." He turned the skin upside-down and squeezed every last drop of cider onto the ground.
Heinrich walked away from the wounded soldier, but he could not get away from the wretchedness he felt in his heart. How could God show him mercy when he had been so ruthless?
Set in the American Revolution, A Drop of Mercy is the story of a young man finding his way—and finding hope—through the smoke and confusion of a war that crashed into his own backyard.