Exodus - Book 1, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Book 1, Chapter 8 Summary

Ari spends the night studying documents and maps and wakes David for a trip to Caraolos. The barbwire-enclosed, machine gun-guarded compounds stretch for miles. Because "trustees" tend the garbage dumps, security is laxest there, and the dumps are easily penetrated. Two of the outdoor toilets in an Orthodox compound are secret tunnels to the bay, but they are insufficient for a mass escape. The children's compound, commanded by Ari's friend Joab Yarkoni boasts a school, dining hall, hospital and playground and abounds with foreign workers. For these reasons, Palmach headquarters are situated here. At night, the playground becomes a drill field, and the classrooms become indoctrination centers for future Jewish soldiers. CID regularly plants spies, but they are swiftly uncovered. Ari frowns at sloppy work on false documents and wins over a hate-filled blond seventeen-year-old expert forger, Dov Landau. David, Joab...

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