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Biloxi Blues Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1, Scene 4 Summary

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Act 1, Scene 4 Summary

This scene opens in the Barracks, later that night. The boys have come back from the hike and Eugene is telling Epstein all about it. Epstein is upset and tells Eugene that he is like the rest of them, and he hates everyone. It is soon revealed why Epstein is so upset: after spending four hours cleaning the latrine, the cook and some other man, both grossly overweight, and reeking of beer, came in, peed in one of the johns and didn't flush. When Epstein told them that it is against regulations not to flush, they called him a New York Jew Kike and rushed him; they turned him upside down and put his head into their unflushed toilet. They hung him from the ceiling pipes by his belt and left him there. After the pipes broke, it took him twenty minutes to get untied...

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