Empire of the Sun - Chapter 40-42 Summary & Analysis

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The Nationalist Party, with the help of ammunition provided by the Americans, starts attacking communist units. Jim, Basie, and the rest of the group hide out in fear of being killed in the gunfire. They take their chance to return to the Nantao stadium and steal what they can. They have Jim wait in the car for them, as another decoy for roaming Chinese soldiers. Jim accurately predicts the Nationalist Party will be at the stadium, opening gunfire. He leaves the vehicle to hide. As he hides in the fields, he sees a figure nearby and believes it to be the stabbed body of the young kamikaze pilot who offered him a mango. Through the pain of seeing this boy Jim had identified with, Jim becomes confused. He starts to think the Spam meat is alive. And when he touches the pilot, its slight movement...

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