Empire of the Sun - Chapter 17-19 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

Dr. Ransome, one of the passengers in the truck, and Jim start talking. Jim doesn’t trust him and thinks Dr. Ransom doesn’t like him. The truck driver begins driving again toward Woosung camp. When they arrive, they see it’s still being built and won’t be ready for months. They leave Woosung for the next available camp, a camp for British prisoners, but just as the Japanese sentries are about to let them in, the British camp leaders see the condition of the new arrivals and tell them they can’t stay and infect the children. They finally stop at Lunghua camp and airfield and see Chinese slaves filling a runway with tiles and cobblestones. Immediately upon arriving, the prisoners are forced to join the Chinese soldiers building the runway.

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