So Far from the Bamboo Grove - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Yoko Kawashima Watkins
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Chapter 3 Summary

The family follows the train tracks toward Seoul. Ko scouts ahead and helps Yoko to cross a frightening trestle over a river. One day a group of three Korean Communist soldiers come upon the family, and things look grim until a plane drops a bomb and kills all three soldiers. The family survives, because they hit the ground faster than the soldiers. Yoko has an injured ear and chest. They take the soldiers' uniforms and wear them in order to travel undetected in daylight.

Chapter 3 Analysis

The family begins to show resolve and innovation. The bomb that kills the soldiers also provides the family with uniforms that they use as camouflage, not for hiding in the woods but for walking along the railroad tracks. Yoko's smallness is a problem though. The family is lucky that nobody looks too closely to see that only...

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