Biloxi Blues - Study Guide Act I, Scene IV - V Summary & Analysis

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Act I, Scene IV: All of the men except for Epstein return from the 15-mile hike. Eugene tells Epstein about it and says that they were up to their necks in swamp water with snakes and leeches all around them. Epstein is irritated and tells Eugene to leave him alone. Eugene says that he is Epstein’s friend and Epstein tells him the story of cleaning the latrines. Epstein says that after he had got the toilets looking great, the fat cook and another soldier came in and did not flush. He asked them politely to flush, but instead they dunked his head in the pee-filled toilet latrine and then hung him upside down from a ceiling pipe with a belt. Epstein says that he is going to leave the army and Eugene tells him that he cannot go AWOL or else he...

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