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Empire of the Sun Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2, Chapter 30 Summary

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Part 2, Chapter 30 Summary

The procession continues amid the destruction of the American bombing raids. Mr. Maxted stops to rest and Jim encourages him on with promises of food rations up ahead. Jim sees Dr. Ransome in the hospital truck standing among the bodies of the sick. Jim calls out to him that the war is over as they view the last of the Japanese soldiers marching past from the rear of the procession.

Mr. Maxted leans on Jim as he hobbles on. Many have given up and sit with their children by the side of the road. They are approaching the Nantao waterfront where Jim met Basie. Numb with hunger, Jim and Mr. Maxted sit looking at the burned out tail of a B-29 bomber, Jim sucking his knuckles glad for even the taste of pus.

Jim walks down to the river with his wooden case of possessions...

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