Empire of the Sun - Chapter 9-12 Summary & Analysis

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Jim jumps from one abandoned house to another, staying at each no more than a few days. He knows it won’t be long before either the food runs out or the Japanese occupy these houses. At one house he stays in, he sees a group of Japanese soldiers in the backyard cooking a meal. He slowly approaches them and one soldier realizes Jim is starving. He offers him food and water. Jim begins following them on their patrols and running errands for them and within a week is receiving almost all of his meals from them. One day the soldiers don’t return to the house. Instead, a different group of soldiers appears and kicks him out of the house.

For two days Jim wanders along the Shanghai waterfront, sleeping at night in an abandoned taxi. When two Chinese civilians attempt to steal his...

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