Empire of the Sun - Chapter 24-27 Summary & Analysis

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The Japanese soldiers are further infuriated by the air raid and punish the prisoners by breaking the windows to the barracks so mosquitos can attack them. Jim checks the hospital to see if anyone has died from the shock of the air raid, as they usually do. To Jim, a death means more food to go around and possibly some personal items to appropriate. While Dr. Ransome disapproves of grave robbing, he has his own clandestine scheme to acquire possessions.

Two missionary widows bring a corpse to the cemetery to bury. Jim sees how tired they are from the walk and digs the grave for them. When Dr. Ransome sees Jim digging a grave, he tells him to stop immediately. Jim and Dr. Ransome talk about the war. Dr. Ransome asks Jim about his parents, trying to prepare him for how they might have changed...

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