"Ambush" and "The Man He Killed " are a short story and a poem that are thematically linked and relevant to the high school student. The stories are found on the internet. Web addresses that are included in the packet. The stories deal with the regret of killing soldiers who might be friends in a less hostile environment. There are individual test questions for each story and 3 crossover questions across genres. The questions are heavy on inference. Students connect to both stories which makes instruction on the teaching strategies for these questions much easier. There is a persuasive writing prompt that asks the question "Should the draft be reinstated?"