Chapter 14: Kid Sampson Notes from Catch-22

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Catch-22 Chapter 14: Kid Sampson

The dreaded mission to Bologna has arrived and Yossarian is freaked out. "Yossarian's heart sank. Something was terribly wrong if everything was all right and they had no excuse for turning back." Chapter 14, pg. 150 Eager to abort the mission, Yossarian yanks the wires out of his intercom and orders pilot Kid Sampson to turn back since the intercom is busted. Because Yossarian is the highest ranking officer onboard, Kid Samson must comply. The crew gleefully celebrates their luck in avoiding Bologna, but Yossarian is restless and weary. He heads to the beach and falls asleep. Awakened by the returning planes, Yossarian is amazed that all of his fellow bombers have returned unharmed. Bologna turned out to be an easy milk run; already bombed, the city posed no danger.

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