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The Caine Mutiny - Study Guide Chapter 28, "A Visit to Halsey" Summary & Analysis

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The sea subsides as the typhoon blows by to the north, and the Caine goes with a group of ships to Ulithi, sunny and green, its lagoon an azure mirror. Maryk tells Keefer that Admiral Halsey is there on the New Jersey. He can see a four-star flag. Keefer hesitates, since they are under Com Fifth and not Halsey's command. They should wait to return to Guam. Maryk wants to talk to Halsey, so the two officers go by gig. The immediate problem is that Queeg served fairly well during the typhoon. Keefer adds that paranoids cleverly walk the narrow dividing line between outright lunacy and acts that can be explained. Queeg's basic premise is that everyone on the Caine is a liar, a traitor, and a fuck-off, so that the ship can only function...

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