The Red Badge of Courage

In Chapter 17, what does Henry do when all those near him have ceased firing? How does the lieutenant react to his behavior?


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Henry is behind a tree and keeps firing at the enemy.

"The lieutenant was crowing. He seemed drunk with fighting. He called out to the youth: "By heavens, if I had ten thousand wild cats like you I could tear th' stomach outa this war in less'n a week!" He puffed out his chest with large dignity as he said it."