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Biloxi Blues Chapter Summary & Analysis - Act 1, Scene 5 Summary

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Act 1, Scene 5 Summary

It is a few weeks later and the boys are in the latrine. Selridge and Carney are shaving, while Hennessey brushes his hair. They have a forty-eight-hour pass and are talking about what they will do, specifically about how many women they can have in forty-eight hours. Wykowski storms in holding his empty wallet; sixty-two dollars are missing. He accuses Eugene and more pointedly Epstein, of stealing it. Hennessey tries to defend them and Wykowski asks him if he is an Irish Jew. Hennessey says he is half Mick, half nigger. Wykowski and Selridge look amazed; Wykowski says he knew there was something wrong with him. Hennessey says he was lying, he is black Irish but now he knows how Wykowski feels; this makes Wykowski angry for being tricked.

Toomey comes in; everyone runs into the barracks and lines up. He says that burglary is...

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