Fields of Fire - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

James Webb
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Chapter 19 Summary

Hodges sits in the grass and watches as some villagers approach. He tells Dan to come over and greet them. Hodges has seen this so many times before that he is almost numb to it. The women wear flour sacks for shirts and black pajama pants. The women's teeth are blackened from chewing on betel nut. There are old men and children also. They are carrying three stretchers. On one is a young girl with a stomach wound, another carries an old lady with a swollen face, and a third holds a young child with a head wound.

Doc comes over and goes to the small child first. There is no hope for him, so he moves on to the young girl. The mother of the small child tries to bargain for a case of C-ration. She says it's for her child. Hodges...

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