Yuko’s grandmother reminisces about her childhood. During the World War II, her town’s temple bell was removed for scrap metal to help the war effort. She never thought she would see the bell again. Unbeknown to the Yuko’s grandmother the bell survived the war intact. The U.S Navy found the bell abandoned in a Japanese shipyard and took it to America on their journey home. Many years later the Americans return the bell to Japan. It has since become a symbol of peace between two countries previously at war. Margi Preus intersperses Japanese phrases throughout the story.
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