Short Essay Questions Key
1. How does Sakini describe to Col. Purdy how the laundry gets done? What does Col. Purdy think of this system? Why does he have this opinion?
Sakini explains to Col. Purdy that the laundry is taken to the top of a mountain stream by a boy, who throws it in the water, and then runs downstream to catch the laundry. Col. Purdy thinks this system is not "American" and he thinks it is a lazy way of doing laundry.
2. What bothers Col. Purdy about the men dancing together at the officer's club? What does he decide to do to rectify the situation?
Col. Purdy is bothered by the men dancing together at the officer's club because officers are dancing with enlisted men. Col. Purdy wants his assistant to post a sign that says, "Sergeants are forbidden to dance with Privates."
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