The Things They Carried

what is the significance of the pebble Lt. Cross carries in his mouth? What does this action say about aloneness?

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The pebble belonged to Lt. Cross' college girlfriend, and it was her good luck charm. Cross doesn't delude himself that she will ever return his love, but the hope that it might be possible keeps him going. He also carries her letters and photographs.


The Things They Carried