The Naked and the Dead - Part 3, Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Hearn tells the men he wants to cover 10 miles before nightfall. He asks Croft if he has anything to say to the men, and Croft tells them that they have to do things right, and that distance is not important, thus contradicting Hearn. As the patrol advances, the men become increasingly uneasy as they leave the security of the jungle behind and find themselves in more open countryside. Ahead of them lies Mount Anaka and Croft feels a crude and inexplicable ecstasy when he looks at it, followed by anger and frustration to think that he will never get to climb it. Hearn is exhausted by the march, and is troubled by the mountain. He hears artillery fire and Croft tells him there must be a battle the other side of the mountain. Hearn offers Croft his binoculars, and as he looks through them, Hearn sees an expression on Croft's...

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