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Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter Seven Summary

James N. Rowe
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Chapter Seven Summary and Analysis

Alone, Rowe is initially depressed then somewhat exhilarated that he is to be responsible for no one other than himself. He waits for a rescue attempt but decides it isn't going to come and plans an escape attempt of his own. He makes it about two kilometers and wanders straight into an enemy camp where he's discovered before he can get away. He tells them that he'd been gathering firewood, that he is lost and that he came into the camp in hopes of finding help to return to his own camp. There's no serious punishment because his guards are relieved that he is returned to them.

Rowe is given two baby eagles that he names Herc and Ajax. He struggles to feed them but does so and notes that they provide companionship and are soon hunting on their own, bringing the small...

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