Citizen 13660 - Pages 42 - 62 Summary & Analysis

Miné Okubo
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Pages 42 - 62 Summary and Analysis

Young men in Bekins trucks arrive to dump the next load of luggage in the camp. Mine and her brother watch the luggage as it is unloaded and finally spot their own two pieces. Mine's cheap wooden suitcase has taken a beating and is in bad shape. They board a crowded truck back to their barrack and drag their things into their stall.

Now getting towards evening, they head to the "mattress department" and are invited to stuff their own pieces of linen with straw. Rare cotton mattresses are reserved for only the sick and the old. They stuff their mattresses, sew the ends together roughly, and haul their awkward mattresses back to their stall.

They attempt to sleep, but it is not easy. The partitions between barrack stalls are very thin, and it seems every bit of noise...

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