The Milk Fountain - A place to get a mouthful of malted milk and an earful of gossip.
The Continental - Everyone meets everyone else at this popular hotel and restaurant in Saigon.
Diolacton - Pyle is smuggling this ingredient from the United States to be used in explosives.
Opium - A drug Fowler thinks makes him less emotional and more Eastern in his outlook.
Duke - Pyle's big black dog that is murdered along with Pyle.
York Harding - An intellectual author who advocates a Third Force in Vietnam.
Economic Mission - Pyle's cover position in Vietnam. In reality, he is a secret American agent.
The Third Force - The idea that neither Communism nor colonialism will save Vietnam, but rather another entity is necessary.
The Vietminh - Formed by General Ho Chi Minh to remove foreign domination from Vietnam after World War II.
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