Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Camp Anyway (1942) - Stranger (1942) Summary & Analysis

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Summary

In the section “Camp Anyway (1942),” Henry’s parents did not speak to him when he spoke to them in English or pleaded with them in Chinese. His mother did his laundry and packed his lunches but was not allowed by Henry’s father to serve Henry meals with the family.

Because the art supplies and record were gifts for Keiko’s birthday Henry had wrapped them with paper and bows. Ms. Beatty said he would never be allowed to bring them into the camp like that because the soldiers had to search everything. In order to let Henry keep the presents wrapped, she hid them in a sack of rice she had in the back of the truck.

Henry sees Mrs. Okabe in the lunch line she mentions that they will be moving to another camp in a few months. When...

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