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The Caine Mutiny - Study Guide Chapter 25, "A Medal for Roland Keefer", Summary & Analysis

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Captain Queeg is still in command when the Caine steams into Ulithi Atoll, halfway between Guam and Palaus. Keefer sees target sleds and goes to his room to kill himself. The Caine is again hauling targets for the fleet's gunnery practice. Captain Queeg's behavior worsens as the pilothouse echoes with his screeches and curses. He withdraws and gives the conn to Maryk. Queeg lies in his bunk, day and night, reading, playing with a jigsaw puzzle, or staring. Tom Keefer's brother Roland, now on the carrier Montauk, invites Tom and Willie over. Tom has put in 17 requests for transfer to a carrier, while his brother goes from one to another. Queeg denies permission to leave until a satisfactory registered publications inventory is submitted. Keefer tells Willie that Queeg is a classic psychotic. His...

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