Mister Roberts - Act 1, Scene 4 Summary & Analysis

Thomas Heggen
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Act 1, Scene 4 Summary

In the amidships area, Pulver brings in Miss Girard, the nurse from the hospital, whom he's guiding through the ship. After talking about how much action the ship has seen, with Pulver lying and saying the ship's seen a lot of battles, he proposes that they go to his cabin and drink the scotch he's got. Miss Girard talks about her love for scotch, and about the nickname "Red Label," given to her by her sister because of a certain personal characteristic (which the audience understands as a reference to the red birthmark). As Pulver laughs, Miss Girard asks why. Pulver says he doesn't know what she's referring to and that he never will. He talks her into going with him to his cabin, but as they're leaving, the other sailors arrive from another direction, pull out their spyglasses, and look through the...

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