The Naked and the Dead - Study Guide Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Croft, Red and Gallagher are collecting rations, a journey that they welcome because it breaks the tedium of their daily existence. They see a group of four Japanese soldiers relaxing in a clearing, and Croft throws a hand grenade at them. Red and Gallagher are frightened, and Red hates Croft because of his obvious enjoyment of the situation. As the Japanese lie injured on the ground Croft orders Red to finish them off. Red is resentful of Croft's order, and hesitates, and one of the Japanese is still alive and tries to kill Red with his bayonet. As Red runs in panic, he falls down, yelling for Croft to save him. Croft takes the Japanese soldier prisoner, and sends Red back up the hill. Croft and Gallagher remain with the prisoner, and Croft gives him a drink, and cigarettes. The Jap relaxes, and as he...

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