Amazing Grace”. The author says that assuming that people know what a hymn is and that they know the song and its significance. Throughout the story it’s mentioned that Mr.. Groan carries around a hardboiled egg for luck. It is never said what is supposed to be so lucky about a hardboiled egg. It’s a biblical reference to being yoked back up (strong emotional and mental state). 4) Mr..
Groan is a telegraph operator, Homers employer, and a positive male role in Homer and Ulysses lives. Mr.. Groan seems to be good man who has to bear bad news. Sometimes the message of another young soldier fallen and the devastation his family will feel at the news is Just to much. He knows all the pain and loss of him community and the scale at which it is felt and sometimes that knowledge becomes a burden so he turn to a drink to take the edge off.