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The Caine Mutiny - Study Guide Chapter 18, "Stilwell's Leave" Summary & Analysis

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The Caine's overhaul is cut to three weeks. The Caine must leave for Pearl by December 29th. Maryk calls Queeg in Arizona about the schedule change and the crew's shore leave. Queeg tells Maryk to recall the crew members and let one man go for every one who returns. The two new officers, Jorgensen and Ducely, are aboard. Queeg orders them to start on their qualification courses. New radars are half installed. Stilwell asks Maryk for emergency family leave, based on a telegram that his mother is very sick. Willie tells Maryk that mother is fine but wife is astray. Stilwell's brother sent the telegram. Maryk gives Stilwell an emergency 72 hour leave.

Stilwell does not return to the Caine before Captain Queeg does. He sneaks aboard the ship. Queeg makes Keefer gunnery officer. Willie becomes communications officer. Willie looks...

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