Chapters 25 through 27 of Part I Summary
In Chapter 25, the sergeant has Tai read and write for him and he is satisfied that he'll do a good job. In front of Tai, he says that if Chiko wasn't leaving, he'd have him teach everyone to read and write. Of course, Tai's ears perk up at that comment. Chiko starts to tell him but the roar of the captain's jeep is suddenly heard. He pulls up and asks for a volunteer to run through the jungle. No one volunteers so the captain picks Tai. For the first time since he's known Tai, he looks frightened. A voice in Chiko's head tells him not to let Tai go.
Chiko whispers to the sergeant to let Tai go to Yangon. He will go on the mission for the captain. Tai is shocked as is the captain who sputters and fumes. But in the end, he agrees. As he...