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King Rat Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book Three: Chapters 17-18 Summary

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Book Three: Chapters 17-18

Chapter 17

Early the next morning, Marlowe leads his work detail of twenty men through the camp gate and along with a number of other details they march to the airfield. Marlowe notices that one of the Korean guards waiting for the prisoners is Torusumi, whom Marlowe had met earlier with the King. The Korean greets him politely. Torusumi says that he will take Marlowe’s detail, and then apologizes for the fact that they will be working on the east end of the airfield, where there is no shade. Marlowe suggests that Torusumi should ask for better treatment and request the west end, where it is cooler. Torusumi thinks for a moment, then walks over and talks with the Japanese officer in charge. When he returns, Torusumi tells Marlowe that they will be working on the west end cutting down coconut...

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