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Catch-22 - Chapter 28 "Dobbs" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28 "Dobbs" Summary

Hearing a rumor that the outfit will be returning to Bologna, Yossarian gives Dobbs the go ahead to kill Colonel Cathcart. Dobbs, who has now flown the required sixty missions, refuses, unwilling to risk his chance of going home. Back in his quarters, Yossarian is driven to distraction by Orr's constant working on the stove. When Yossarian finally snaps at him, Orr explains that he is anxious to get the stove finished for Yossarian while there is still time. Yossarian asks him what he means, but Orr's response is vague, implying that, with his track record, it's only a matter of time before he'll be killed in action. On the heels of the dire prophecy, Orr declares that if Yossarian had any brains, he'd fly with him. Yossarian, somewhat guiltily, replies that he cannot, since he'll be flying lead again. After...

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