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In a real war, no one knew which side he was on, and there were no flags or commentators or winners. In a real war there were no enemies. (Chapter 1)

It disappointed Jim that none of his fellow prisoners was interested in the war. It would have helped to keep up their spirits, a task which Jim was finding more and more difficult. (Chapter 18)

In front of Jim was Lunghua Camp, his home and universe for the past three years, and the suffocating prison of nearly two thousand Allied nationals. (Chapter 20)

But Jim identified himself with these kamikaze pilots, and was always moved by the threadbare ceremonies that took place beside the runway. (Chapter 23)

He had formed his only close bond in Lunghua with Dr. Ransome, though he knew that in many ways the physician disapproved of him. (Chapter 25)

Yet, as he had known all along, the supply of food depended on the whim of... (Chapter 25)

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