Hemingway literary piece (short answer)

Read the following excerpt from “In Another Country” by Ernest Hemingway.

“The doctor told me that the major’s wife, who was very young and whom he had not married until he was definitely invalided out of the war, had died of pneumonia. She had been sick only a few days. No one expected her to die.” 

What is the mood of this excerpt? Cite examples from the excerpt to support your answer

– Should be no more than 250 words. My budget is $15 –