So Far from the Bamboo Grove - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Yoko Kawashima Watkins
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Chapter 5 Summary

Ko discovers a farmer's field and negotiates for corn and tomatoes, even though the farmer hates Japanese. She convinces him with her flawless Korean. Mother is disappointed that Ko has become a liar and a robber, and Ko replies that she does what she must. Yoko's chest and ear wounds continue to hurt.

The family makes it to Seoul, where they are interrogated, being as they wear Korean Communist uniforms. They learn that the war is over and hear about the atomic bombs that had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Doctor Takeda attends to Yoko's wounds. He removes a piece of shrapnel from her ear and dresses her chest wound, then gives Mother medicine to apply at regular intervals to treat the infections. The family stays at the train station and waits for Hideyo. Ko scrounges for food in garbage cans, while...

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