Farewell to Manzanar - Study Guide Chapter 10, The Reservoir Shack: An Aside Summary & Analysis

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Jeanne's brother-in-law, Kaz, is in charge of the reservoir crew. They are the only ones allowed out of the camp the night of the riot. They spend the night in a shack guarding the reservoir, near the reservoir. They have been given ax handles as protection from any of the mob discovering their purpose. That night, as they are going to sleep in the dark, four soldiers crash into the shack, wanting to know what those "Japs" are doing out of the camp. They convince the sergeant to go back to the gate to be sure they are legal. They are left with three young soldiers who back up against the wall opposite the wall the Japanese men are backed up against. There they stand, face to face, fearing each other. The soldiers fear the...

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